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Goodbye, 2021: Four Articles You Loved Last Year

In 2021, the Connecticut Women's Consortium launched our blog, the Consortium Speaks. Over the course of the year, we published 55 articles.

It's Time to Get Creative With Your Mental Health

If you’re anything like me, it’s easier to take time for creative activities than it is for things that feel like work—and, more often than ...

The Weight of (My) Race: Black Women and Eating Disorders

"Black Women Are Leading this Civil Rights Movement" by Johnny Silvercloud is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, vi...

Weekend Wellness: Tips for Starting the Second Half of 2021 Mindfully

Here in Connecticut, we have a weekend of warm weather and sunshine ahead of us as we close out the month of June. With July approaching and...

Military Sexual Trauma and the Behavioral Health Field

A 2014 JAMA Psychiatry study found that about 1 in 4 active-duty military personnel demonstrated symptoms of a mental health disorder. Among...

Feeling SAD this summer? You’re not alone!

If you or someone you love has experienced significant shifts in mood during the winter months, you are likely familiar with seasonal affect...

Bibliotherapy: How My Pandemic Escapism Taught Me Something New About Reading

Reading was my favorite activity as a child. On family vacations, you could find me holed up in my room with a stack of library books, compl...

Gerontology: Supporting America’s Growing Population

In the next 30 years, the number of adults 65 and older is expected to nearly double from today’s 46 million to approximately 90 million. Wi...

Hoarding Disorder: Myth-Busting

If you have encountered hoarding problems through television representation — think the A&E reality series Hoarders — you may believe you ha...

Getting your mind on mindfulness

If you were not familiar with mindfulness as a stress-relief practice before this last year, the events of 2020 have likely brought it to yo...
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