Teddy Lived His Life “the Way He Wanted Things to Be”

By: Deborah Holcomb – Social/Recreational Coordinator, Independence Center, Mental Health Connecticut There are so many success stories, but there’s one person when I think about recovery and success, and that’s Teddy. He passed away a few years ago, but he lived a pretty good life while he was a member at the Independence Center (Mental… Read more »

The Benefits of Nutritional Support in Addiction Recovery

Submitted by Mel Billings Alcoholism and drug addiction plays havoc with both mental and physical health, and while the mental health aspect is the one that’s often highlighted in recovery programs, exploring physical health can be beneficial for recovering addicts. In fact, many studies show that adding a nutritional element to addiction recovery programs can… Read more »

Stress Busting Tips For Recovering Addicts

Submitted by Mel Billings We live in a high-pressured nation where approximately 33% of people claim to live with extreme stress. For those in recovery from addiction, these figures can creep even higher as stress associated with recovery is realized. Alongside the physical and psychological effects of withdrawal, there may be great pressure from friends… Read more »

MHC Staff Member Seeks to Impact Deaf Community

Everyday, Mental Health Connecticut staff works to positively impact the lives of people throughout the state. Whether through advocacy efforts, educational opportunities, direct services, or the information and referral line, staff works to improve mental health for all. Staff members like Timothy Blonsky work to positively impact the lives of people in and outside of… Read more »