Month: November 2018

Human Services Policy Transition Committee

Last week Governor-Elect Ned Lamont announced that he has created 15 transition committees to provide ideas to his incoming administration on a wide range of policies. We are excited to share that Governor-Elect Lamont has asked MHC’s President and CEO Luis Perez to serve the State of Connecticut as Co-Chair of the Human Services Policy… Read more »

Strategies for Maintaining Good Mental Health During a Tough Job Search

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood “The average job seeker is rejected by 24 decision-makers before they get the ‘yes.’” according to the LA Times. The frequency and depth of rejection experienced during a job search can lead to the development of mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. It can also trigger symptoms in individuals… Read more »

Healthy Habits In Recovery

Contributed by: Kevin Repass Coming out of a drug and alcohol detox or treatment center, stepping back into the real world and into recovery can be terrifying. There’s always the fear of what happens leaving an environment you knew you were safe and comfortable in. You wonder what’s next and how you can prevent yourself… Read more »

3 Natural Foods for Improving Your Mental Health

Contributed by: Alex Moore More and more people nowadays fall prey to mental illness. Some struggle with anxiety or depression, while others go through the trials and tribulations of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and others. And oddly enough, another tendency exhibited by many of our peers is a proclivity to engage in unhealthy dietary habits. Mental… Read more »

Mental Health Enjoys Technology Boost

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Despite the media often touting the negative effects technology can have on our mental health, research suggests that technology can, in fact, be utilized to help us achieve both a healthy body and a healthy mind.  Although suicide rates in Connecticut increased by nearly 20% between 1999 and 2016 according to the… Read more »