Sparkly Teeth, Settled Minds: The Link Between Oral Hygiene and Mental Health

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Good health was previously thought to be related to staying physically fit through exercise but we now know that mental health plays a significant factor in your quality of life. A medical study of individuals with dental issues has reported a significant negative impact on their self-esteem. This, in turn, was detrimental to their mental… Read more »

Mental Health Connecticut’s #Be1of110 Campaign: Celebrating 110 Years

Our History On May 6, 1908, Clifford W. Beers founded Mental Health Connecticut (MHC), then known as the Connecticut Society for Mental Hygiene. After years of cruel and inhumane treatment in CT mental health institutions, Beers achieved recovery and devoted his life to changing the mental health system. His autobiography, A Mind That Found Itself,… Read more »

Using Exercise for a Boost: The Expectant Mom and Her Mental Health 

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Around 1/3 of postpartum depression cases actually begin during the pregnancy itself. In recent years, many healthcare professionals and mothers have come forward to say that pregnancy is anything but a serene and joyous occasion. An expecting mothers’ health does not just refer to her physical fitness; it’s about her mental well-being, too…. Read more »

Opinion Piece: 5 Ways to Stop Deaths of Despair

Contributed by: Matthew Boyle The world can feel like an overwhelming place. Without delving too deep into politics, let’s just say that sometimes it can seem like the amount of good in the world is at a disproportionate size to the amount of bad. In the United States alone, we’re seeing a confluence of signs… Read more »

The Mental Impact of Chronic Pain & How to Deal with It

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Today, nearly 1 in 10 Americans have experienced long-term pain at some point in their lives. During a 2006 study by the Journal of Pain Medicine, 77% of individuals who experienced chronic distress claimed to show signs of depression. When patients are focused on alleviating their physical pain, they tend to neglect… Read more »