How to Conquer the Mental Side of Weight Loss

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Losing weight is a challenge that nearly millions of people all over the world struggle with. Without a healthy mind set, losing weight may leave a negative impact on your mental health. With nearly 70% of Americans being overweight or obese, 77% of Americans are attempting to try and lose weight…. Read more »

How Isolation Impacts Mental Health

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood When did you last say hello to your neighbor? Each day, thousands of Connecticut residents suffer from social isolation. Whether it’s a lonely high school student, a stay-at-home mother, or a senior in a care facility, isolation from others negatively affects individuals of any age or background. But humans are social… Read more »

How Exercise can Improve Mental Health

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood For much of my 20’s I fell into a self-destructive cycle of depression mixed with seclusion, isolation, and poor eating habits. Those habits were cyclic because they led to poor health, weight gain and which made me feel even worse about myself. Admitting depression is still not easy because while awareness… Read more »

How Poor Sleep Can Affect Your Mental Health

Contributed by Sarah, Editor of sleepydeep.com. Feeling the repercussions of being an irregular sleeper for far too long, she decided to do something about it. She learned why sleep is so important and how to maximize it, and is now helping others who are struggling to find their right sleep routine. Sometimes in life, you… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Pet Ownership for those With Mental Illness

Contributed by Julie Morris www.JulieMorris.org Photo via Pixabay It’s no secret that pets have the ability to make you smile, even when you are having a bad day at work, or things are not right in your personal life. However, the advantages of having a pet can go far beyond that. Pets can play a… Read more »