for making the 2014 Black & Red
The Black & Red, held on Saturday, January 25th was a great success! With over 1,200 people in attendance, the hospital raised over $1,000,000 for the Institute of Living! Be sure to check back for photos of the event!
Support of the Black & Red and the Psychiatry Program is greatly appreciated.
To make an outright gift to this year's Black & Red, please click here.
Will you take the pledge to Stop the Stigma?
You can make a difference. You can help change the way people view mental illness.
The fear of stigma and discrimination has a devastating effect on those living with mental illness and on their families. It's time to stop the stigma of mental illness that makes it hard for people to get it out in the open, talk about it and seek help. And the first step to stopping it is to address the most common way we perpetuate it: the way we talk about it.
What good is a pledge against mental health stigma? Making a statement in the form of a “pledge” spreads the message that changing attitudes can start with changing minds.
Sign the Pledge now and put your mind, and your name, to stopping the stigma.
With a heightened national focus on behavioral health, Hartford Hospital’s renowned Institute of Living (IOL) is taking a lead role in developing the policies and programs to ensure those who need mental health assistance get it – and the earlier in life, the better. With funds raised at the hospital’s Black & Red, the IOL will be better able to respond to this national call to action with improved access to mental health care for adolescents and young adults – a critical need not only in Connecticut, but throughout the nation. Your support will help to carry out critically needed research, offer increased services and treatments, and provide much needed education to those impacted by mental illness.
Founded in 1822, the Institute of Living was one of the first mental health centers in the United States, and the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut. Today, as a division of Hartford Hospital, it is one of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric, and addiction disorders.
For more about the Institute of Living, visit the website at http://www.harthosp.org/InstituteofLiving