By: Amanda Kearney-Smith The acronym U.N.I.T.E¹ comes from a campaign to end stigma that started in Canada. It stands for UNITE = Understand, Nurture, Include Others, Talk, Embrace. Over the last three weeks we’ve elaborated on the “U” and “N” this week we’ll
I’m a student of Human Services. My (wonderful) professor frequently has special guests from different human services agencies in the Denver area come speak to our class about their work. Usually, these guests are fantastic. It’s great to hear from
By Amanda Kearney-Smith This is the third post on the Canadian anti-stigma movement: U.N.I.T.E¹ which stands for – Understand, Nurture, Include Others, Talk, Embrace. Last week we discussed “Understand” as one component of battling stigma, the importance of knowledge and raising
By Amanda Kearney-Smith First, what do I mean by “recovery”? There are lots of definitions out there, for me recovery means living “successfully” with a disorder (aka remaining a functional human being, working, being a wife, etc.) while loving myself,
Our organization is a community of individuals, together we make up “The Network”. Here are a few of them and what they have to say about our programs….
By Amanda Kearney-Smith Last week we discussed the acronym U.N.I.T.E (http://www.theravive.com/end-stigma/) as a campaign to end stigma that started in Canada. The “U” stands for “understand” and so this blog focuses on using knowledge as a powerful tool for breaking down
Most of us aren’t very good listeners. Between waiting to say what we want to say, putting up walls to protect ourselves, and getting distracted by things around us, it’s hard to sit down and really listen to someone. Sometimes,