Could Mold Be Affecting Your Mental Health?

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Mental health issues are now the leading cause of hospitalization in Connecticut for children, teens, and young adults, making it a major problem. Mental illness is often a result of daily stress, life experiences and chemical imbalances, but science has uncovered another cause: mold toxicity. Mold toxicity can cause both physical and mental health… Read more »

Letter from Our President & CEO

Dear Friend and Supporter, Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) places the safety, health, and wellbeing of the communities we serve first. This includes our 200+ dedicated staff who continue to work with our nearly 1,000 program participants statewide, each and every day. While adjustments continue to be made in order to comply with the recommendations and… Read more »

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 »