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Moms of children with mental illness share their pain, tell their stories, push for change

Mary Jo Andrews, Beverly Brakeman and Carol Poehnert are part of a group of mothers of children with serious mental illness who share tips, support each other and are now making recommendations to policymakers about improving mental health services in Connecticut.

Their informal network helps them to get from each other what they say is almost impossible to find elsewhere, like help figuring out the right services for a teenager at risk of suicide. Now these mothers of children with mental illness are releasing a list of ideas they think will help improve mental health care in the state. Continue Reading →

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