MHCCI News

Why Mental Illness Awareness Week Is Important

Some statistics about mental illness: 46.6 million people, or almost one in five of U.S. adults, had a mental illness in 2017. More than 300 million people around the world have depression, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). An eating disorder kills one person every sixty-two minutes in the United States. In the United Read More >

Using Group Approaches to Recover

Sometimes, people with mental illnesses and addiction are lonely. They think that they’re the only ones who have ever experienced what they’re experiencing. They may feel ashamed because of what’s happening to them and may isolate themselves. People should remember mental illnesses lie to people. While people may feel lonely, they are probably not as Read More >

Mental Health Memoirs

Sunday is International Literacy Day. While I hope no one needs the encouragement of a designated day to read, take this opportunity to read (or listen to) something longer than a blog post or magazine article: a book. There are hundreds of books on various aspects of mental health that would be of interest and Read More >

Connecting During National Recovery Month

So, you’ve gone to rehab and quit using drugs or alcohol. Congratulations! You’ve faced significant challenges and you’ve accomplished so much. It’s important to celebrate these successes. A good time to celebrate is September, which is national recovery month. National recovery month celebrates all of the people who have done the difficult work of becoming Read More >

Understanding and Treating Trauma

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” While that statement may be true, it doesn’t make going through certain experiences any easier. One such experience is trauma. Actually, it may be more accurate to say that trauma is many experiences, because a traumatic event often creates long-lasting devastation. Trauma may occur because people experience frightening Read More >

Why Are Friends Important?

Friendship is magic, according to the good people of My Little Pony. More than just a catchy phrase, there really is something about the bond between two or more people. In fact, August 4th is friendship day, and why shouldn’t we celebrate friends? Good friends are like family. Good friends may be better than family, Read More >

Signed Rangers Charity Auction

MHCCI appreciates the generosity of the Rangers Charity Foundation who donated a signed First team soccer shirt of Glasgow Rangers for auction to the highest bidder. This historic piece of sporting memorabilia celebrates the iconic Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard’s first season as manager of Rangers. MHCCI would also like to express our gratitude to the Read More >

Outdoor Activities Boost Mental Health

“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. Sunshine on my eyes makes me cry.” Although John Denver wrote and sang these lyrics decades ago, they still hold true. Soaking in the sunshine and spending times outdoors may impact our mood. There are plenty of outdoor activities to pursue, especially if you live in an area Read More >

Recovering from a Dual Diagnosis

Treating addiction involves much more than just addressing people’s alcohol or drug consumption. When addicts are provided with the right treatment, it may assist them in recovering from addiction and maintain balance in every sphere of their lives. Many addicts suffer from both substance abuse and mental health disorders. When a person has both conditions, Read More >

Minority Mental Health Awareness

Mental health conditions don’t discriminate. People of all ages, sexual orientations, and income levels may struggle with their mental health. This is true when it comes to mental health and ethnicity. Certain cultural backgrounds do not make people more or less likely to develop mental health problems. Certain backgrounds do not determine whether treatments will Read More >

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