Mental Health Legislation

Mental Health Legislation

On Halloween day in 1963, John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act—the last piece of legislation he would sign before his assassination a few weeks later. While it is over 50 years old, this act is incredibly important as it deemed community-based care...
5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself in the New Year

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself in the New Year

2022. A new year, full of new possibilities and resolutions. Starting in January is usually when I begin to make a list of goals that I want to accomplish by the end of the year. The problem with this is that the goals I have at the beginning still go unmet by...
How to Combat Loneliness

How to Combat Loneliness

Moving into my new apartment was an exciting experience. Not only could I now decorate how I wanted, but it also gave me a new sense of independence and as an introvert, time spent alone. That being said, with new independence also comes something else I wasn’t quite...
What is Light Therapy?

What is Light Therapy?

Winter is great for many reasons, such as the fresh snowfall, the holiday season and spending time with loved ones. However, winter can also be dreary, cold and usually has less sunlight. This can then cause something known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)....
Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

My mom has spent over ten years as a special education teacher encouraging, inspiring, and transforming the lives of her students. I always admired the love she gave to others. She not only searches for the potential in every child, but works hard to cultivate it. In...
Stress Less During the Holiday Season

Stress Less During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a joyous time. A season to get together with family or friends, bake cookies, have time off work and/or school, and enjoy what winter has to offer. That being said, the holiday season can also be stressful. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah,...
Please Help Us Save a Life This Holiday Season

Please Help Us Save a Life This Holiday Season

Image found here Where do you turn when you hurt so badly, you don’t know what to do?  MHA is here to help, not just in this season of giving, but all year round. One of our long-term supporters of MHA says, “Like many of you, I was raised in a family where...
Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

A caregiver is defined as a person who tends to the needs of a person with short or long-term limitations, due to illness or injury. Many people can be considered caregivers, whether you are taking care of a friend, family member or you are a professional caregiver,...
Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

Grief is a complex, overwhelming process individuals go through in face of loss. This past year and a half in particular, we all have collectively grieved, whether it is losing our sense of normalcy, interactions or loved ones. Affecting everyone regardless of...