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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford) will help launch a unique photography exhibition at the Capitol at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The photographs address the ongoing issue of mental illness in Connecticut; the exhibition will run in the underground concourse connecting the Legislative Office Building with the state Capitol.

Senator Slossberg will introduce specifics of the special photography program offered at West Haven and Milford-based Bridges, A Community Support System, Inc., in which individuals affected by mental illness use photography to process difficult issues in their lives such as trauma. Members of the press are invited to attend and encouraged to cover this event. Senator Slossberg said 11 clients of the Bridges Young Adult Services program will display their recent photographs.

“I’m pleased to welcome staff members and some clients of Bridges to the Capitol for this extraordinary exhibit and listen to them describe how this new program helps the afflicted overcome some hurdles they face,” Senator Slossberg said. “We must never ignore, overlook, or otherwise devalue the needs of these residents – this innovative program at Bridges provides one more example and irrefutable evidence about how we can support ongoing, comprehensive recovery efforts.”

According to the Bridges Web site, “Psychiatrically challenged young adults and their families can be assisted in achieving and maintaining stability if given appropriate support, guidance, education, treatment and skills. Taught by professional photographer Harold Shapiro of Guilford, the budding photographers use digital cameras as tools of discovery and communication.”

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “The best treatments for serious mental illnesses today are highly effective: between 70 and 90 percent of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of… psychosocial treatments and supports.”

Senator Slossberg has served in the state Senate since 2005. She is the Senate chair of the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee, vice-chair of its Public Health Committee, and a member of the Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs as well.


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