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...
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...
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...
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...
5 Tips for Self-Advocacy

5 Tips for Self-Advocacy

Advocacy is important. Advocating for your clients, friends, family, but most importantly, advocating for yourself. However, in my opinion, this can be the toughest form of advocacy to implement. Self-advocacy is essentially defined as understanding and knowing what...