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Back to School Support for New Canaan College Students with Mental Health Conditions

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As the summer draws to a close and the new school year approaches, college students with mental health conditions and their families should be taking steps to ensure the necessary supports are in place. Anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges can significantly impact a student’s academic and personal life. Laurel House and its gateway […]

Showing Gratitude on Thanksgiving: How a Favorite Holiday Can Help Your Mental Health

In the United States, Thanksgiving is traditionally viewed as the start of the holiday season. However, the rising popularity of Halloween has lengthened the season by at least a month. Between the decorating frenzy of the highly devoted “spooky season” lovers and the inflatable Santas, lights, and wreaths that start appearing in early November, Thanksgiving […]

A Darien High School Senior Reflects on Missed Graduation and What Matters Most During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lily Genovese, a life-long Darien resident and senior at Darien High School, has been involved in the Darien community from day one. As a freshman, Lily joined the Darien Depot Teen Center Student Governing Board and is currently serving her second year as Co-President of the Depot’s Board. She also joined the Darien Community Fund’s […]

An Evening with Laurel House

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Laurel House, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing mental health resources to people living with mental illness in lower Fairfield County, will hold its annual fundraiser on April 25, 2020 at the Delamar, Greenwich Harbor in Greenwich, CT. An Evening with Laurel House includes a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, and raffles throughout the evening. All proceeds […]

Laurel House Board Member Michael Parker Honored as Outstanding Health Advocate at 12th Annual Light a Fire Awards

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On December 5, Moffly Media held the 12th Annual Light a Fire Celebration of Giving at Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, CT. Long-time Laurel House Board Director Michael Parker was one of ten individuals and organizations honored at the event, which celebrates volunteers, philanthropists, and organizations in lower Fairfield County “who have gone beyond the […]

Katonah, New York Book Event: Two Leading Mental Health Experts Talk about Their Guidebook for Parents of College-bound Teens and Young Adults

The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years: In Conversation – November 21st at the Walker Center for the Arts, Katonah, New York The transition from high school to college is fraught for parents and students alike. THE STRESSED YEARS OF THEIR LIVES: Helping Your Kid Survive […]