Master Your Stress Before Your Stress Masters You

Master Your Stress Before Your Stress Masters You

Did you know that In 2015 the amount spent on stress-related health care costs in America was 160 billion to 256 billion (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016; Goh, Pfeffer & Zenios, 2016). Moreover, it is estimated that for all physician office...
What is Harm Reduction?

What is Harm Reduction?

MHA Harm Reduction Series, Part I Harm Reduction refers to innovative, evidence-based interventions aimed at minimizing the harmful, negative consequences of substance use, untreated mental illness, associated high-risk behaviors, and systemic injustices. Harm...
How Can I Help?

How Can I Help?

What You Can (And Shouldn’t) Do To Help A Loved One Deal With Mental Illness Many of us in recovery have experienced the well-meaning interference of friends and family.  But what really helps and what actually might make the situation even worse?  Most people mean...
Support The MHA’s Events

Support The MHA’s Events

Please consider sponsoring or participating in one or more events to help us continue our important trainings to help people recognize the signs of someone thinking about suicide and what to do about it. We must end the stigma tied to mental health issues in order to...
The Benefits of a Support Group

The Benefits of a Support Group

In 2013, I joined the Mental Health Association in Delaware’s Wednesday Pike Creek Depression and Bipolar Support Group.  At the time, I felt like not only was I struggling to fire on all cylinders, I wasn’t firing on any cylinders.  My mind raced night and day with...
Why I Volunteer at the MHA

Why I Volunteer at the MHA

My entire life I struggled with depression, and in my adult years that descended into a dark battle against alcoholism.  I quit drinking in April of 2017 and the past two years I have been prioritizing my mental health and my recovery.  Because of this, my whole...
Coping with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety

In her last post, Samantha Kershaw wrote about her experiences with anxiety, and how it flared up after her recent marriage.  Below, Samantha explores how she is coping. With the whirlwind of what I was feeling after the honeymoon, I decided I wanted to go back to an...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

As we begin another new year, the focus on reinventing ourselves and upgrading our lives through resolutions and self-improvement products is heavy, and can feel stressful.  Self-care can even feel like one more thing on our impossibly long to-do list; another way to...
A Personal Struggle With Anxiety

A Personal Struggle With Anxiety

Part I I have struggled with anxiety for my whole life. I remember in preschool not being able to leave my mom and it only got worse. I transferred to a different school in 6th grade since the school I was at was not working for me. The same thing happened at the new...