Colorado Mental Wellness Network shares in our collective grief this week. Our LGBTQIA+ community in Colorado Springs was profoundly wounded: 25 injured and 5 dead, as the direct result of very recognizable hate. It was a crime, and it was
Content Warning: discussions of suicide, self-harm, and substance use. Please take care of yourself while reading. In the summer of 2019, I didn’t want to live anymore. I had just finished my second year of college, and I was heading
The following is an artistic interpretation of recovery by one of our Peer Support Professionals, Rachel Sedell. I can tell you that one of the things I have gained from recovery is the word itself. The word recovery suggests constantly
You can’t just throw a person in a room with a therapist, and they come out and they’re cured, you know? It’s not a one-size-fits-all. We can’t have simple solutions to complex problems.” Q: What was your first experience with
“Therapy, for me, has always been there to catch me.” Q: When did you first enter therapy? I was in my early teens. My mom is a therapist. She wasn’t a therapist at the time, but back in the day
Therapy is a wonderful resource for people living and thriving with behavioral health conditions. However, it can be hard to know what kind of therapy is right for you. With hundreds of practices and specialties, finding the right therapy for
This June we are celebrating the 52nd year of LGBTQ+ Pride! LGBTQ+ individuals were unable to live openly and proudly as their full selves until recently. For years, living as an LGBTQ+ individual meant facing danger and risk every day.
In our last blog post, I opened up about my experience with self-stigma and the concept of “normal” – for years, I felt like I could not be “normal” or participate in society in the same ways that others did.
When I was seven, I took my first trip to the psychiatrist. I later learned that this was not my first trip. I had been in and out of psychiatrists’ offices since I could walk and talk, but this visit
April 22nd 2022 is Earth Day! It has never been more important to love and respect our Earth – our mental and physical well being is intrinsically tied to the state of our environment. That’s why we’re talking about climate