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.
Interview by Matt Mague/CMWN intern Tony Orlando and Dawn reminded us to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole’ Oak Tree as Joe Don Baker was Walking Tall. The Miami Dolphins completed the first perfect football season, while the designated
Our next peer specialist training beings on March 27th, 2017 and runs for three weeks, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click here for more information and an application. Not sure what a Peer Specialist is or what they do?
Senate Bill 021 will provide reentry services to individuals leaving the criminal justice system with mental health conditions. The bill provides $2.7 million to offer housing vouchers, employment services, Medicaid enrollment services, mental health treatment including psychiatric and counseling services,
By Aubrey Boggs, CMWN Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator People use unfriendly language about mental health to express negative feelings about someone quite often. People have called me “crazy”, a “nut job”, “unstable”, and many other cruel words because I have a
Community Resource Specialists at Denver Public Library Denver Public Library has been employing social workers as Community Resource Specialists since 2015 to help people in the community connect to services. People experiencing homelessness, in particular, have been helped enormously by
By Matt, CMWN Intern We are the best possible experts on ourselves. Sometimes we want to go, sometimes we want to stay. Each moment is not the previous, nor will it be the next. Each moment is truly its own,
There’s a whole lot of talk about integrated care, but rarely do we ever see it in action. Integrated care means that physical and mental/behavioral health are treated, studied, and funded simultaneously. This is ideal because poor physical health tends