How Poor Sleep Can Affect Your Mental Health

Contributed by Sarah, Editor of Feeling the repercussions of being an irregular sleeper for far too long, she decided to do something about it. She learned why sleep is so important and how to maximize it, and is now helping others who are struggling to find their right sleep routine. Sometimes in life, you… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Pet Ownership for those With Mental Illness

Contributed by Julie Morris Photo via Pixabay It’s no secret that pets have the ability to make you smile, even when you are having a bad day at work, or things are not right in your personal life. However, the advantages of having a pet can go far beyond that. Pets can play a… Read more »

To Advocates, From Mental Health America

Last week, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) into law, signaling the most comprehensive mental health reform in more than fifty years. This was only possible because of your continued advocacy efforts – the Members of Congress even said so. In July, you ensured that the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis… Read more »

Mental Health Connecticut Supports Landmark Passage of National Mental Health Reform

December 7, 2016. Hartford, CT – Today, the Senate approved passage of the “21st Century Cures Act,” a bill that includes bipartisan mental health reform for research, treatment, and emergency funding to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) joins President Obama, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut, and many other mental health… Read more »