MHCC News

The Top 5 Best Mental Health Awareness Books Offering Insight

Often times mental health is not spoken about enough. It is a closed off, taboo subject that so many do not want to encroach on. Due to this, so many people go unnoticed, unheard, and unwavered in their ability to overcome the mental illness they are dealing with. They are silenced into thinking that this Read More >

Five Easy Ways to Incorporate Physical Fitness Into Your Busy Schedule

In most of the United States, May brings with it warm weather, beautiful sunshine, and an abundance of opportunities to get outdoors. It is also National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which makes it the perfect time to commit to being active. Exercise and physical fitness can have a wealth of benefits for all ages. Read More >

May is Mental Health Month!

Every year, the month of May is designated as mental health month (also known as national mental health month). That’s a good thing, because mental health is an issue that touches practically everyone at some point in their lives. Many people have anxiety, depression, a struggle with drug addiction or alcohol abuse, an eating disorder, Read More >

Meditation for Mental Health

You too can meditate. It may take the form of practicing a few simple steps: Breathe in and breathe out. Imagine you’re at a beach or other pleasant environment. Notice your thoughts but don’t judge them. Instead, just let them float past you. After using such steps, you can expand on them: Take a few Read More >

Screening and Fighting Alcohol Abuse

Did you know that April is alcohol awareness month? Every year, Facing Addiction with NCADD promotes the month to raise awareness that alcoholism isn’t just drinking. It’s a deadly disease, but one with treatment options, which is underscored by the theme of 2019’s month: help for today, hope for tomorrow. In another commemoration, April 11, Read More >

Using Social Media in Healthy Ways

It’s complicated. That’s a relationship status on Facebook, but it’s also a summary of our relationship with social media. Social media sites can bring us together and produce a range of positive results. They can also tear us apart and wreak havoc on our mental health. Oddly, they can do many of these things at Read More >

Using Talk to Stop Self-Harm

People cope with pain and mental illnesses in different ways. Some don’t do anything, hoping their pain will go away. Others take their painful emotions out on others. Others drink or use drugs to alter their moods, at least for a short time. Still other people self-injure or self-harm. This means they may physically harm Read More >

Eating Disorders and Mental Health

While sad, eating disorders are easily diagnosed and fixed. People just need to eat more, right? Sadly, those statements are wrong. Very wrong. A complex combination of factors contribute to eating disorders. Treating such conditions is more than just putting more food on people’s plates and ensuring that they eat it. Eating disorders are complicated Read More >

Celebrating Different Kinds of Love on Valentine’s Day

Some people love Valentine’s Day. They use it as a reason to celebrate their partners and revel in the romance of the holiday. They celebrate the feelings the holiday engenders and love the idea of celebrating love. Other people hate Valentine’s Day. They say the holiday can lead to anxiety and depression because it reminds Read More >

Embracing the New

January and the new year can be rough. The joy and bustle of the holidays is over and people may face winters full of cold, dark days. Such darkness may be more than just a lack of outdoor light. It could be emotional darkness as well. People may be experiencing the winter blahs, where weather Read More >

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