Month: May 2019

Spending Time Outdoors – Day #11

Spending time outdoors is important for ones overall health. Collecting natural Vitamin D from the sun, breathing fresh air, and interacting with others are all great reasons to get outside – but being active while outdoors adds so many more benefits. Today, a group of 22 gathered to take a hike up Mount Tom’s Tower… Read more »

Equal Access to Health Care is the Law – Day #10

Mental health is a critical component of total health. Your body and mind are connected.  Your quality of life depends not just on your physical health, but also on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Over the years, strides have been made in recognizing that mental health conditions need to be treated with the same attention… Read more »

Telling Tales: Lauren’s Story – Day #9

Contributed by: Lauren, mental health advocate and participant of MHC’s Write On! program, class of 2018 Before participating in the Write On! program, I never considered myself as a writer, and I definitely never considered myself as a mental health advocate. This program has changed my perspective, the way I move in this world, and… Read more »

Laughter Is Good For You – Day #8

Dr. Peter McGraw is the creator of a humor research lab at the University of Colorado in Boulder. In the book The Humor Code, McGraw shares some of the benefits of smiling and laughing: Smiling, even fake smiling or laughing, can release endorphins in the brain which in turn tell us to feel happy Cortisol,… Read more »

Moving Your Body Improves Your Mind – Day #7

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha Routine physical activity is not always possible for those living with a mental health or substance use condition. However, when it is possible, we have seen the impact that moving… Read more »