Welcome, dear readers to Wellness Tool Wednesday! I want to start this first offering of our newly introduced topic by asking, how are you today? Go ahead, I’ll wait. Take your time if you need some. It seems simple, right?
We’re nearing the end of mental health month, so I’d like to talk a little bit about anti-stigma campaigns, public awareness, and advocacy. There seems to be this belief that combating stigma is something that’s largely “done.” People think this
The Bipolar Roller Coaster Whenever I hear this Katy Perry song on the radio I cringe because of this lyric… “Someone call the doctor, got a case of love bipolar, stuck on a roller coaster, and I can’t get off
Introducing OCD Recovery Consultant Chrissie Hodges Welcome to another first recurring blog topic! Once every 2-3 months, we’re interviewing a peer support worker currently employed in Colorado. We want to give future workers an idea of what they can expect
Note from Kate: Welcome to the first of our recurring blog topics! This week, we’re having Mindfulness Monday, which is all about ideas for implementing mindfulness practice into your life. If you like this topic, make sure to click on
Each May our community recognizes mental health awareness month, a tradition that has existed since 1949 in an effort to shed light on the “normalcy” of mental illness. (1) Is it working? Hard to say. Granted we’ve moved away
Today I’m going to talk about language. I’m a huge fan of person-first language. I think it’s important that personhood is not erased by disabilities, like when you say “a schizophrenic,” “the mentally ill,” “borderlines,” “a drug addict,” “psychotic,” or
by Matt M., CMWN Intern I had intended to use this space today to tell you about my peer support specialist training experience and what it will forever mean to me. That bridge is under construction, however, so we will
by Aubrey Boggs, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator Denver’s camping ban helps no one. Plain and simple, this ban criminalizes people for existing. People should be able to keep themselves safe from the elements. HB 1314, the Right to Rest bill,
By: Aubrey Boggs, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator Under current Colorado statute, a person experiencing a mental health crisis can be legally held in a jail without committing a crime. This is incredibly dangerous for a person experiencing a crisis.