Planning A Vacation While Battling A Mental Health Condition

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Going on vacation recharges and renews people, at least on a short term basis, according to the American Psychological Association. However, if you’re battling a mental illness, the thought of vacationing may seem less appealing, since you may be concerned about the potential stress involved. As is the case with all goals, planning… Read more »

The Season of Gratitude

The following article is an opinion piece, written by MHC’s Marketing and Development Coordinator, Jacquilyn Davis. The holiday of Thanksgiving holds a special and unique meaning for many. For those who celebrate, food, family, and football are popular elements to many on this day, while others spend time volunteering at a soup kitchen, participating in… Read more »

Just a Few Clicks: Maximizing Online Mental Health Help for Seniors in Assisted Living

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood This following article is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Around 20-40% of Americans over 65 have one or more mental health conditions, according to the National Academy of Medicine. Even if you have mental health concerns, it should not stop you from… Read more »

Putting Yourself in Another’s Shoes

Contributed by: Steve Johnson As the old saying goes, “do not judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes”. Supposedly, this oft-recited piece of wisdom is of Cherokee origin. However, where in the world it comes from is largely immaterial, as its value is universal. The meaning of the phrase is… Read more »

Recovery

A Poem contributed by former MHC Board of Directors Chair, Edwin Norse Recovery Recovery is what we do, A daily chore that never ends. A hope we can make all things new, As each on each we must depend. To wake up in a land that’s free, To know that people care, support. Discrimination, false… Read more »