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  • Beacon Supports Shatterproof

    December 17, 2018

    Shatterproof is a national non-profit organization working to end the devastation addiction causes families. Shatterproof’s advocacy efforts have helped 15 states pass legislation to broaden access to life-saving naloxone, strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs, and ensure prescriber practices align with CDC guidelines on opioid stewardship. How Beacon will support Shatterproof Beacon will provide Shatterproof a…

    Living Your Potential, Fighting For Your Dreams: An Autism Perspective

    March 26, 2018

    “Michael is bright. He’s smart. He’s funny. He can do really, really well. He can do wonderful things, and I want to just give him that opportunity. I want him to have a normal life.” —Michael’s mother, describing her hopes for the future of her son with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As depicted in the…

    Recovering Lives: Vincent’s Story

    February 13, 2018

    “I reached a point where I was ready to do everything I always avoided in the past. I told myself I’m going to flip it around and say yes to everything I always said no to, and see what happens.” —Vincent, describing the moment he committed to recovery The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP) supports…

    Supervisor Support is Critical to Employee Well-being and Workforce Readiness

    January 31, 2018

    Nearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, and although most report that they have the skills they need to perform their current job well, those without supervisor support for career development are more likely to distrust their employer and plan on leaving within the next year, according to a…

    Recovering Lives

    January 19, 2018

    “He can do wonderful things, and I want to just give him that opportunity. I want him to have a normal life.” “Once she hit the age of 13, instead of calling the ambulance, they were going to call the police and lock her up. And I did not want her to get caught up…

    Five Tips to Help a Loved One on the Road to Recovery

    November 1, 2017

    Recovering from a substance use disorder is often a long and difficult journey, and Beacon is there for you and your loved ones every step of the way. Recovery.org identifies five tips for living with a person recovering from a substance use disorder. Importantly, Recovery.org identifies that substance use disorders not only affects the individual,…

    Beacon’s Commitment to Suicide Prevention

    September 5, 2017

    Every year, more than 41,000 people die by suicide, making it the tenth leading cause of death in U.S. While these statistics are sobering, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month reminds us that dying by suicide is not an inevitability. In fact, for every one person who dies by suicide in the U.S., there are approximately 278…

    How Muppets are Changing the Way We See Autism

    April 21, 2017

    In April 2017, the world was formally introduced to Julia, the first Muppet with an autism diagnosis. For many individuals with autism as well as their caregivers, Julia’s debut on Sesame Street resonated as an important step in normalizing ASD. One of these individuals is Jennifer Malia, who was diagnosed with autism along with two…

    We Need to Talk About Suicide

    February 17, 2017

    From 1999 to 2014, suicide rates increased by 24 percent in the United States, making it the tenth leading cause of death–yet many remain reluctant to talk about it. In Beacon’s third white paper, we share the application of the Zero Suicide framework, a key concept of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention that suicide deaths…

    How Beacon is Combating the Opioid Addiction Crisis

    November 16, 2016

    2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioids Opioid overdose is now the #1 cause of accidental death in America Opioid-related deaths have increased 200% since 2000 Nearly 80% of people with opioid addiction do not receive treatment Wait lists for treatment can be a year long Beacon’s Clinical Philosophy Opioid addiction is a chronic…