Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month

Since 2008, July has been known and celebrated as “Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month,” (better known today as simply Minority Mental Health Month or BIPOC Mental Health Month). This national observation was created to bring awareness and focus to the obstacles and struggles that minorities face in caring for their mental health… Read more »

Overcoming Your Former Self: Small Steps Toward Self-Esteem

Contributed by Paisley Hansen When analyzing the driving factor behind your decisions, there is one common denominator that many people overlook: self-esteem. Self-esteem is a reflection of your perceived value. If you do not have a positive self-image, your motivation to achieve great things diminishes. Because of this, it is important to work on empowering… Read more »

The Condition of Being Human

Our country’s history has caught up with us and it happened during a troubling and trying time. We are grieving senseless deaths that are the result of oppression and a system of racism during a time when a pandemic is wearing us thin, emotions are high, and exhaustion is taking hold of our mental and… Read more »

Peace Out to Peace In: How to be alone without feeling lonely

Contributed by: Marina Yoshimura *Although I am neither a medical expert nor a scientist, experiencing mental health issues has allowed me to navigate stress and learn much about living life to the fullest. Below are some of my lessons. P.S. If you’re not one to take unsolicited advice, please don’t take my advice below. 🙂… Read more »

Epilogue – Day #31

Today marks the final day of Mental Health Awareness Month. We at Mental Health Connecticut would like to thank you for being a part of #31DaysofWellness, helping us exceed our fundraising goal, and spreading awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness. It is our hope that you were able to take something with… Read more »