According to data collected by Mental Health America (MHA) in 2022, the percentage of youth aged 12 to 17 experiencing major depressive episodes but not receiving medical attention was 65.6% in the state of Connecticut.
Juneteenth might stir up difficult realities from America’s past, but it also promises change for the future.
Restricting books on controversial topics serves only to cover up important social issues and limit the kinds of truths adolescents can hear.
Book-review policies that promote civil debate ensure reading material is age-appropriate without marginalizing minority viewpoints.
When talking to fellow students at Sacred Heart University, every student agreed that if this bill were to pass, they would take advantage of it.
CT should ensure students have the opportunity to indulge in the arts by funding humanities programs.
Most defendants in New York who need help for substance-use disorder can avail themselves of treatment courts. Why is Connecticut far behind?
Connecticut can allow all renters to be treated equitably by passing the Fair Share Housing Bill.
Books are not inherently good or bad; it is the way that they are taught that can highlight a potentially offensive or negative reading.
Connecticut is not immune to widespread attempts to discriminate against gay and transgender youth, unless we speak up in their defense.
Students of color shouldn’t have to feel ashamed of who they are and what their culture represents. Hiring non-white teachers can help.
I hope everyone in a position of power understands the great importance of the state’s four-year universities, community colleges, etc., and their benefit to the future workers of Connecticut.
School is supposed to be a place of learning and spending time with friends — not fearing for your life from a mass shooting.
The negative effects of social media on our health far outweigh the other positives it brings to our lives.
Mandating staffing ratios in hospitals is a good first step, but Connecticut needs to address the wider nursing shortage.