Today on Twitter, I saw a lot of quotes and images about the power of forgiveness in recovering from trauma. It makes you feel “free.” It gives you “peace.” It makes you a “bigger person” to forgive someone for something
Help Coloradans be well, have hope, and pass it on this Colorado Gives Day!
What is Colorado Gives Day? Colorado Gives Day is Colorado’s largest day of giving! Every year, thousands of Coloradans come together on the first Tuesday of December to make charitable donations to nonprofits like ours. More than 2,000 nonprofit organizations
I’m not who I was supposed to be, and that’s okay.
Today I saw a quote on Twitter that read “it’s never too late to be what you might have been.” From a handle called “motivational quotes.” I don’t really find this quote motivational, and here’s why. My life trajectory has
#MeToo: Things to know when it’s your partner that assaulted you
Note: this blog post contains difficult material and may bring up difficult emotions for some people. If you find yourself needing support, please contact Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners’ crisis line at 844.493.TALK (8255). If you aren’t in crisis but need
All About My Diagnosis: Alcohol Use Disorder with Kate Fitch
For this week’s All About my Diagnosis, I’m talking about one of my diagnoses, Alcohol Use Disorder! What is Alcohol Use Disorder? Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), also commonly called alcohol addiction or alcoholism, is a mental health condition that about
Introducing our new ED, Hope Hyatt!
The search is over! Over the past several months, the Colorado Mental Wellness Network has been on the hunt for our newest Executive Director. We’re so happy to announce that the search is over! We’ve hired Hope Hyatt, someone who
Graham-Cassidy: What it means for you and me
Here we are again with another repeal and replace plan We cannot give up the fight. No matter how many bills they throw out there, we must continue to voice our opposition. We must continue to insist that our healthcare
Wellness Tool Wednesday: Knitting with Kate Fitch
Knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, oh my! All things fiber are at the top of my list of wellness tools, and I want to share it with you today. I’m going to share a bit about what knitting does for me and
Please stop killing us: Police use of lethal force against people with mental health conditions
People with mental health conditions are disproportionately killed by police, and that will only get worse if training programs don’t change their prioritiesFair warning that this is an extremely long, research-heavy post. If you want the gist, read the subheadings
All About My Diagnosis: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with Kate Fitch
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