Tracy grew up in Connecticut. Growing up, she describes her family as being very dysfunctional. At the age of 11 years old, her parents divorced. Tracy’s father struggled with anxiety and suicidal thoughts because he suffered from Agoraphobia (where the
Each Peer Training Class* we ask participants to create a presentation on a recovery tool. In our most recent training, one of our students focused on gratitude. Gratitude is free. It is easy. And the science around gratitude is solid.
During the CMWN Peer Training * class we ask students to present on a wellness tool they use. At our most recent class, one of our students chose laughter, a free and wonderful tool. Did you know that children laugh
By: Aubrey Boggs CMWN Intern Those of us living with mental health conditions know how often our lived experience is left out of mental health conversations and legislation. To me, it feels dis-empowering to know decisions about my care and
What Does Someone With A Mental Health Condition Look Like? By: Amy Brant, CMWN Intern Often times, people in our society attach a judgment to an individual based on the way they look, what they wear, the people they hang
by Aubrey Boggs, CMWN Intern Content note: suicidal ideation, discussion of feeling suicidal Once upon a time my life appeared to be in shambles and I was having difficulty finding reasons to stay alive. I felt worthless and empty and
. . . 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
By Aubrey Boggs, CMWN Intern Wednesday we introduced you to the Senate’s version of mental health reform legislation – SB2680 “Mental Health Reform Act of 2016” the bill is very comprehensive, but below are some of the key points of the bill.
By Aubrey Boggs, CMWN Intern While Senate Bill 2680, the “Mental Health Reform Act of 2016”, is not a perfect vision of mental health care, it does offer significantly better language and ideas than HR 2646, the “Helping Families in
By Aubrey Boggs, CMWN Intern This November, Coloradans will have the opportunity to vote on Amendment 69, ColoradoCare, which would provide universal health care. This healthcare would be financed through taxes, and ensure that every Coloradan has health coverage, while