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
Why Mental Health Awareness Month?
Each May our community recognizes mental health awareness month, a tradition that has existed since 1949 in an effort to shed light on the “normalcy” of mental illness. (1) Is it working? Hard to say. Granted we’ve moved away
Call to action! Senate Bill 207
By: Aubrey Boggs, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator Under current Colorado statute, a person experiencing a mental health crisis can be legally held in a jail without committing a crime. This is incredibly dangerous for a person experiencing a crisis.
Call to Action for Senate Bill 021!
Senate Bill 021 will provide reentry services to individuals leaving the criminal justice system with mental health conditions. The bill provides $2.7 million to offer housing vouchers, employment services, Medicaid enrollment services, mental health treatment including psychiatric and counseling services,
Check out our classes for 2017!
New year is just around the corner. If you are making a commitment for better self care, check out our upcoming classes: Wellness Planning workshop, Saturday January 7th – In this fun and interactive workshop you’ll create a personalized plan for
The Network is Hiring!
We are hiring for an Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator! This is a full-time position with benefits and is anticipated to start January 17th. The starting salary will be dependent on experience/education the salary range is mid thirties to mid forties. The
AOT: An Introduction
Welcome to the nine-part series on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) by your friend Kate at the Colorado Mental Wellness Network. The purpose of this series is to shed some light on why it’s still important to be talking about AOT
Game On! Need Your Help!
. . . 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
What is Advocacy?
Advocacy means different things for different people (and groups), but we can break it down into a few key areas: Self-Advocacy is representing and advancing your own interests; Peer-to-Peer or Individual Advocacy is representing the rights and interests of someone