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 »

Looking After Your Mental Health in Older Age 

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood More than 6 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from some form of depression. For some individuals this can be debilitating or even life-threatening, as depression is a significant predictor of suicide in elderly Americans. Therefore, understanding how to stay fit and healthy is crucial to ensuring older people… Read more »

How To Deal With The Stress And Pressure of Gift-Giving

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Gift-giving is one of the oldest human traditions dating back to the stone age, but why is it that we still feel tremendous stress when buying gifts for our loved ones? The act of giving and receiving gifts is still so prevalent because it’s one of the best ways for us to strengthen personal… Read more »