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Mental health is the level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the state of someone who is "functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".


CHR Welcomes Orlena Cowan-Bailey as New Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHR Welcomes Orlena Cowan-Bailey as New Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Posted On: May 3, 2024
Nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) recently welcomed Orlena Cowan-Bailey, SHRM, SCP, as the new agency’s new Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). Cowan-Bailey brings nearly 20 years of progressive Human Resources (HR) leadership experience to CHR, with expertise in a full spectrum of HR processes, DE&I strategy, and more. She joins CHR from The Hartford, where as an Employee Relations Consultant, she managed complex employee relation matters while fostering inclusive and human-centered wo...[More]





CHR Welcomes Orlena Cowan-Bailey as New Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHR Welcomes Orlena Cowan-Bailey as New Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Posted On: May 3, 2024
Nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) recently welcomed Orlena Cowan-Bailey, SHRM, SCP, as the new agency’s new Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). Cowan-Bailey brings nearly 20 years of progressive Human Resources (HR) leadership experience to CHR, with expertise in a full spectrum of HR processes, DE&I strategy, and more. She joins CHR from The Hartford, where as an Employee Relations Consultant, she managed complex employee relation matters while fostering inclusive and human-centered wo...[More]



CHR Offers Mental Health First Aid

CHR Offers Mental Health First Aid

Posted On: April 11, 2024
In response to our nation’s ongoing mental health emergency, nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) is offering life-saving Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for individuals, organizations, and businesses throughout the region. This comprehensive, skills-based course teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges. “Just as CPR is a tool to use when someone is having a heart attack, MHFA is a tool to help recognize when ...[More]





CHR Offers Mental Health First Aid

CHR Offers Mental Health First Aid

Posted On: April 11, 2024
In response to our nation’s ongoing mental health emergency, nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) is offering life-saving Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for individuals, organizations, and businesses throughout the region. This comprehensive, skills-based course teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges. “Just as CPR is a tool to use when someone is having a heart attack, MHFA is a tool to help recognize when ...[More]



CHR’s CFO Named among Top 25 CFOs of Connecticut 2024

CHR’s CFO Named among Top 25 CFOs of Connecticut 2024

Posted On: February 22, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Michele Gaudet, CPA, Chief Financial Officer of behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), was recently named among Connecticut’s Top 25 CFOs of 2024 on an annual list compiled by TOP CFOs, a New York-based financial research group. Gaudet shares this honor with CFOs of Fortune 500 companies, high-tech start-ups, and other healthcare agencies, and is among five women on this year’s prestigious list. Gaudet is an experienced financial professional with extensive nonprofit industry experience in both h...[More]





CHR’s CFO Named among Top 25 CFOs of Connecticut 2024

CHR’s CFO Named among Top 25 CFOs of Connecticut 2024

Posted On: February 22, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Michele Gaudet, CPA, Chief Financial Officer of behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), was recently named among Connecticut’s Top 25 CFOs of 2024 on an annual list compiled by TOP CFOs, a New York-based financial research group. Gaudet shares this honor with CFOs of Fortune 500 companies, high-tech start-ups, and other healthcare agencies, and is among five women on this year’s prestigious list. Gaudet is an experienced financial professional with extensive nonprofit industry experience in both h...[More]



Meeting Mental Health Needs of Children and Teens

Meeting Mental Health Needs of Children and Teens

Posted On: February 14, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) was recently featured in an interview with Taylor Kinzler, host of NBC 30’s CT Live. In the interview, CHR’s Jessica Grzywinski, LMFT, and Caitlyn Ogilvie, LCSW, shared advice about managing mental health needs for children and teens and provided information about CHR’s Child Outpatient services. View the full video interview here. “Any way that you can create that communication to be a safe place for them to land is the best thing you can do as a caregiv...[More]





Meeting Mental Health Needs of Children and Teens

Meeting Mental Health Needs of Children and Teens

Posted On: February 14, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) was recently featured in an interview with Taylor Kinzler, host of NBC 30’s CT Live. In the interview, CHR’s Jessica Grzywinski, LMFT, and Caitlyn Ogilvie, LCSW, shared advice about managing mental health needs for children and teens and provided information about CHR’s Child Outpatient services. View the full video interview here. “Any way that you can create that communication to be a safe place for them to land is the best thing you can do as a caregiv...[More]



CHR Operational Hours for Tuesday, February 13, 2024

CHR Operational Hours for Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Posted On: February 12, 2024
In preparation of the severe weather anticipated tomorrow, CHR will operate remotely on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Services will be provided remotely, and offices will be closed. All previously scheduled appointments will be held virtually. With questions, please visit our website at https://www.chrhealth.org or call us at 1.877.884.3571. The post CHR Operational Hours for Tuesday, February 13, 2024 first appeared on CHR.The post CHR Operational Hours for Tuesday, February 13, 2024 appeared first on CHR....[More]





CHR Operational Hours for Tuesday, February 13, 2024

CHR Operational Hours for Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Posted On: February 12, 2024
In preparation of the severe weather anticipated tomorrow, CHR will operate remotely on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Services will be provided remotely, and offices will be closed. All previously scheduled appointments will be held virtually. With questions, please visit our website at https://www.chrhealth.org or call us at 1.877.884.3571. The post CHR Operational Hours for Tuesday, February 13, 2024 first appeared on CHR.The post CHR Operational Hours for Tuesday, February 13, 2024 appeared first on CHR....[More]



CHR Joins Movement to Boost Non-Profit Spending

CHR Joins Movement to Boost Non-Profit Spending

Posted On: January 29, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Heather Gates, President and CEO of behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), was featured in a recent CT Mirror article reporting on the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance’s request to the General Assembly and Governor Ned Lamont to boost non-profit spending by $186 million in the upcoming fiscal year. The article was published following a press conference held by the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance on January 25, which was attended by Gian-Carl Casa of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, Gates, Senato...[More]





CHR Joins Movement to Boost Non-Profit Spending

CHR Joins Movement to Boost Non-Profit Spending

Posted On: January 29, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Heather Gates, President and CEO of behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), was featured in a recent CT Mirror article reporting on the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance’s request to the General Assembly and Governor Ned Lamont to boost non-profit spending by $186 million in the upcoming fiscal year. The article was published following a press conference held by the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance on January 25, which was attended by Gian-Carl Casa of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, Gates, Senato...[More]



The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast – Foster Care Episode

The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast – Foster Care Episode

Posted On: January 12, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) recently published the latest episode of The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast. In episode seven titled “Transforming Lives: The Journey of Foster Care,” CHR’s Nicole Crenshaw and Annelyse Cyr from the Functional Family Therapy-Foster Care (FFT-FC) program discuss the many ways foster care can transform the lives of children and teens, as well as the critical need for foster homes for teens. CHR’s FFT-FC program provides support to families fostering youth wit...[More]





The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast – Foster Care Episode

The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast – Foster Care Episode

Posted On: January 12, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) recently published the latest episode of The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast. In episode seven titled “Transforming Lives: The Journey of Foster Care,” CHR’s Nicole Crenshaw and Annelyse Cyr from the Functional Family Therapy-Foster Care (FFT-FC) program discuss the many ways foster care can transform the lives of children and teens, as well as the critical need for foster homes for teens. CHR’s FFT-FC program provides support to families fostering youth wit...[More]



CHR Addiction Medicine Specialist Honored by American Association of Nurse Practitioners

CHR Addiction Medicine Specialist Honored by American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Posted On: January 11, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Dr. Brittania Liebla, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, an addiction medicine specialist and senior APRN with behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), was recently recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) with the CT 2024 AANP State Award for Excellence. The AANP State Award for Excellence is presented annually to one nurse practitioner and one advocate from each state, district, or territory in the United States. Dr. Liebla specializes in critical care and Addiction Medicine. Currently...[More]





CHR Addiction Medicine Specialist Honored by American Association of Nurse Practitioners

CHR Addiction Medicine Specialist Honored by American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Posted On: January 11, 2024
WINDSOR, Conn. � Dr. Brittania Liebla, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, an addiction medicine specialist and senior APRN with behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), was recently recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) with the CT 2024 AANP State Award for Excellence. The AANP State Award for Excellence is presented annually to one nurse practitioner and one advocate from each state, district, or territory in the United States. Dr. Liebla specializes in critical care and Addiction Medicine. Currently...[More]



Join CHR for the Steam Train Half Marathon & Relay on April 13th!

Join CHR for the Steam Train Half Marathon & Relay on April 13th!

Posted On: January 4, 2024
All Aboard!  CHR’s Steam Train Half Marathon and Relay is on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m., at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex, CT. Runners, sponsors, and volunteers are needed! Proceeds will benefit Community Health Resources (CHR), an essential behavioral healthcare provider, and three local nonprofits: the Essex Public Library in Essex, the Deep River Fire Department, and The Nest Coffee House / A Little Compassion Inc. CAN YOU BEAT THE TRAIN? Steam Train Half Marathon � $75 (Price Increases after February 29, 2024) Steam...[More]





Join CHR for the Steam Train Half Marathon & Relay on April 13th!

Join CHR for the Steam Train Half Marathon & Relay on April 13th!

Posted On: January 4, 2024
All Aboard!  CHR’s Steam Train Half Marathon and Relay is on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m., at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex, CT. Runners, sponsors, and volunteers are needed! Proceeds will benefit Community Health Resources (CHR), an essential behavioral healthcare provider, and three local nonprofits: the Essex Public Library in Essex, the Deep River Fire Department, and The Nest Coffee House / A Little Compassion Inc. CAN YOU BEAT THE TRAIN? Steam Train Half Marathon � $75 (Price Increases after February 29, 2024) Steam...[More]



CHR Hosts Behavioral Healthcare Roundtable

CHR Hosts Behavioral Healthcare Roundtable

Posted On: December 8, 2023
Yesterday, Representative Jason Doucette and Senator Saud Anwar joined CHR for a Behavioral Healthcare Roundtable on solutions to pressing issues impacting children, families, and adults at CHR including the children’s mental health crisis, the opioid use epidemic, and housing instability. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for this important discussion. Pictured Left to Right: Maureen McGuire, Senior Vice President of Advancement, CHR; Jennifer Nadeau, LCSW, Senior Vice President of Child and Family Services, CHR; Representative Ja...[More]





CHR Hosts Behavioral Healthcare Roundtable

CHR Hosts Behavioral Healthcare Roundtable

Posted On: December 8, 2023
Yesterday, Representative Jason Doucette and Senator Saud Anwar joined CHR for a Behavioral Healthcare Roundtable on solutions to pressing issues impacting children, families, and adults at CHR including the children’s mental health crisis, the opioid use epidemic, and housing instability. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for this important discussion. Pictured Left to Right: Maureen McGuire, Senior Vice President of Advancement, CHR; Jennifer Nadeau, LCSW, Senior Vice President of Child and Family Services, CHR; Representative Ja...[More]



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