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
Thoughts on the First Day of Winter
Winter began this morning (December 21st 2016) around 3 AM Mountain Time. In our modern world, the impact of winter is not as harsh as it once was. Central heating and insulating fabrics can help mitigate the effects of winter.
Things Learned at Peer Training – Focus on Gratitude
Each Peer Training Class* we ask participants to create a presentation on a recovery tool. In our most recent training, one of our students focused on gratitude. Gratitude is free. It is easy. And the science around gratitude is solid.
Things Learned at Peer Training – Laughter for Wellness
During the CMWN Peer Training * class we ask students to present on a wellness tool they use. At our most recent class, one of our students chose laughter, a free and wonderful tool. Did you know that children laugh
Suicide Prevention Month
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
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
We are the Colorado Mental Wellness Network
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….
Together We Can Do So Much
By Amanda Kearney-Smith, Executive Director People often tell me.. “You don’t seem depressed” or “It doesn’t seem like your illness affects you” or “I’ve never seen you struggling”. I think people are surprised to hear that I’ve battled bipolar disorder
Harnessing Your Innate Resilience
By Natasha Amiri, CMWN Intern Ever look at the world and wonder how some people can handle all the adversity and challenges they must live with, say due to war, natural disaster, or illness? Ever find yourself kind of comparing
Did you know we have a support group?
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