Ever get that feeling that we have something in common? Does it ever seem like at least one of us has been here before? Chances are, you’re right. We can put this common knowledge and experience to good use somewhere.
This blog is republished from Joann’s personal website, Mindfulness Garden Games. Be sure to check it out for even more mindfulness! Having a strategy for mindfulness practice is as important as a technique. Many of the participants in the Mindfulness
People with mental health conditions are disproportionately killed by police, and that will only get worse if training programs don’t change their priorities Fair warning that this is an extremely long, research-heavy post. If you want the gist, read the
What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a sort of anxiety disorder that features obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior or rituals, or both. Obsessive thoughts are unwanted and distressing thoughts, ideas, mental images, or impulses that intrude into a person’s mind
At The Network we provide Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) workshops that includes discussing what goes in your “wellness toolbox”. I think this is everyone’s favorite part of creating a self-care or wellness plan – talking about what works for
Agoraphobia can be a tough thing to deal with. It’s a type of anxiety disorder that makes it difficult to leave the house. My friend Jill (not her real name) in Pennsylvania, has a lot of experience with this and
When you might need to use advocacy There are a lot of scenarios where advocating for peer support programs might come up. If I worked in a mental healthcare setting, maybe my employer is considering implementing one but is hesitant
by Aubrey Boggs, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator The White House has proposed a budget that would harm most people in our country, but especially individuals living in poverty and people with disabilities. From cutting over $800 billion from Medicaid
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