When I was little, I took piano lessons. I loved being able to create music, but I had one fundamental problem that made it impossible for me to enjoy my lessons – I didn’t believe in myself. I actively punished
I have always experienced emotions on a massive scale: this is due in part to my behavioral health condition. I live and thrive with bipolar disorder, and often find myself in situations where my emotions, anxiety, and stress become unbearable.
Who doesn’t want to be perfect? Most of us spend a lot of our lives chasing perfection in all its forms. Academically, professionally, interpersonally – for many of us, perfectionism is the backdrop to everything we do. My own journey
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.