by Aubrey Boggs, CMWN Intern Content note: suicidal ideation, discussion of feeling suicidal Once upon a time my life appeared to be in shambles and I was having difficulty finding reasons to stay alive. I felt worthless and empty and
By Aubrey Boggs, CMWN Intern Wednesday we introduced you to the Senate’s version of mental health reform legislation – SB2680 “Mental Health Reform Act of 2016” the bill is very comprehensive, but below are some of the key points of the bill.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the definition of recovery is “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” Most people can
By Amanda Kearney-Smith This is week five of our blog campaign on stigma. So far we’ve reviewed the U, N, I, & T of U.N.I.T.E. this week we elaborate on the final letter “E” which stands for “embrace”. U.N.I.T.E =
By Amanda Kearney-Smith First, what do I mean by “recovery”? There are lots of definitions out there, for me recovery means living “successfully” with a disorder (aka remaining a functional human being, working, being a wife, etc.) while loving myself,
Our organization is a community of individuals, together we make up “The Network”. Here are a few of them and what they have to say about our programs….
If you’ve been in treatment for, known someone in treatment for, or have researched things about mental health and illness, you may have heard this big scary buzzword. biopsychosocial Well, here’s what it means, short and sweet. No
by Kate Fitch Hey! Did you know the Network has a support group every month for people in recovery? And by “in recovery,” we mean “in recovery from ANYTHING.” There are no diagnosis requirements, no admitting you’re a such-and-such, and
by Kate Fitch I’ve been called non-compliant and treatment-resistant before. I found it infuriating at the time because I had checked myself into the hospital that called me that. I asked for treatment. I went into a room with a
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is being used in schools, prisons, hospitals, and veterans’ facilities. It is used with people of all ages who want to attain the highest possible level of wellness. It was originally developed by a group