It’s just the same, only different In recent weeks, this space has seen much discussion around the topic of self-advocacy. It seems a proverbial squeaky wheel that requires constant greasing in our heavy duty, high demand lives. And as such,
by Ashley Sargent, CMWN Board Member Recently, sexual assault, rape, and the physical traumas women and men are forced to endure has become a common topic in news and conversation. While I am grateful that we as a society are
Let’s roll As readers of this blog probably already know, I am a big fan of wellness tools. Cooking, knitting, walking, and talking are just a few examples of wellness tools one may use everyday. Some of my favorite wellness
by David Bowen, CMWN intern I am living with a mental health condition. I feel that I need to advocate for myself or I will not have a normal life like everybody else. I consider myself as normal, but in
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.
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?
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, CMWN Intern While it can be easy to only see the personal effects of stigma, I know I’ve felt ashamed, unheard, and less valuable because of both public stigma and internalized stigma, it is worth acknowledging the
Happy Holidays again! We just want to announce that we’re holding a Holiday Photo Contest! Here’s how it works: Take a photo that represents “Happy, Healthy Holidays” to you! Post the photo on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #COhappyhealthyholidays
Happy Friday! For part 3 of expanding our emotional vocabulary, let’s explore the wonderful emotion of calm. 🙂 CALM could be… Carefree Clear Collected Comfortable Composed Cool Easygoing Gentle Harmonious Peaceful Placid Relaxed Restful Serene Soothed Stable Still Temperate Tranquil