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
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.
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,
New year is just around the corner. If you are making a commitment for better self care, check out our upcoming classes: Wellness Planning workshop, Saturday January 7th – In this fun and interactive workshop you’ll create a personalized plan for
We are hiring for an Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator! This is a full-time position with benefits and is anticipated to start January 17th. The starting salary will be dependent on experience/education the salary range is mid thirties to mid forties. The
Welcome to the nine-part series on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) by your friend Kate at the Colorado Mental Wellness Network. The purpose of this series is to shed some light on why it’s still important to be talking about AOT
. . . Though this really isn’t a game! It’s law-making, and whoever wins should be the PEOPLE most impacted by proposed laws! But it won’t happen if you don’t contact the Senate to say you support S-2680 and that
Advocacy means different things for different people (and groups), but we can break it down into a few key areas: Self-Advocacy is representing and advancing your own interests; Peer-to-Peer or Individual Advocacy is representing the rights and interests of someone