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
Advocacy 101: Self-Advocacy in the Doctor’s Office with Kate Fitch
I find that one of the most difficult places to self-advocate is in the doctor’s office. Here I am, a sick person, trying to tell the person with years of education and professional experience that I’m not interested in their
Vote as if your life depends on it…
By: Aubrey Boggs CMWN Intern Those of us living with mental health conditions know how often our lived experience is left out of mental health conversations and legislation. To me, it feels dis-empowering to know decisions about my care and
What is a self-directed life?
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
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
“Are you off your meds?”
by Kate Fitch This can be one of the most frustrating things to hear from people in your life when you’re recovering from a mental health condition and you’re experiencing a strong emotion. I get it, I really do. Strong
Recovery is more than “compliance.”
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