I’m a student of Human Services. My (wonderful) professor frequently has special guests from different human services agencies in the Denver area come speak to our class about their work. Usually, these guests are fantastic. It’s great to hear from
By Amanda Kearney-Smith This is the third post on the Canadian anti-stigma movement: U.N.I.T.E¹ which stands for – Understand, Nurture, Include Others, Talk, Embrace. Last week we discussed “Understand” as one component of battling stigma, the importance of knowledge and raising
By Amanda Kearney-Smith I’ve heard many times that “stigma does not have an impact on people seeking treatment. Its no longer an issue.” – I think that people confuse improving attitudes about mental health with total acceptance. For those of
By: Amanda Kearney-Smith I found this new acronym and I love it! UNITE = Understand, Nurture, Include Others, Talk, Embrace U: Understand. This means we need to educate ourselves and learn all we can about mental health issues. If you
“If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought” –George Orwell By Savannah Christie, CMWN Intern When I meet new people I don’t introduce myself and say “Hi, I’m Savannah and I am depressed,” so please don’t call me that.
This is a “must watch” video on appropriate support – watch and share! https://youtu.be/21uHYEqKOOw
S.T.I.G.M.A. When people find out I own an american pit bull terrier (APBT) mix they are usually fairly shocked. I guess they picture people who own pit bulls to be thuggish or certainly not middle class living in suburbia. People