Guest Post by Alex Salazar My name is Alex Salazar and I’ve been recently diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. Since I was 15 I had the diagnosis of just Paranoid Schizophrenia. I am 21 years old now and on May 22
by Aubrey Boggs, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator CONTENT NOTE: Death of parent This year has been, in a word, difficult for me. I have found my mental health being pressed from every angle. In January, I had
by Aubrey Boggs, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator The White House has proposed a budget that would harm most people in our country, but especially individuals living in poverty and people with disabilities. From cutting over $800 billion from Medicaid
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.
Interview by Matt Mague/CMWN intern Tony Orlando and Dawn reminded us to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole’ Oak Tree as Joe Don Baker was Walking Tall. The Miami Dolphins completed the first perfect football season, while the designated
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
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.
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
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
I want to preface this by saying that I’m not angry at the person who said this. I’m angry at the society that makes saying it okay. Frankly, I had never really thought about how insulting the term “daddy issues”