Who Says Running and Being Healthy Can’t Be a Team Sport?

This past weekend, Michael Lo Presti, creator and organizer of the CT Trailmixers (among other things), hosted a fundraiser for Mental Health Connecticut that took the question we’ve been asking all year – “What Moves Wou?” – to a whole new level. Michael and friends from his running circles decided to run 55+ miles across Connecticut… Read more »

Mental Health – Caring For The Carers

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Every day, Connecticut’s 55,000 highly-trained nurses provide the expert care and medical expertise to provide continuity to the injured and chronically ill. However, with the huge demand placed on nurses, their own problems can sometimes fall to the wayside. It’s little surprise that one study, conducted on a selection of Australian… Read more »

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 »