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Medications and Mental Illness

Medications and Mental Illness: What You Need to Know

May 27, 2024 /

Navigating mental illness can be challenging, but understanding your treatment options is crucial. If you’re in Colorado, finding the right support is essential. Medicaid psychiatrists in Colorado, including those at behavioral health centers in Colorado Springs, can provide personalized care. Psychiatric hospitals in Colorado Springs offer comprehensive treatment plans, while LifeStance therapists & psychiatrists in…

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LGBTQ+ & Discrimination and Stigma

March 8, 2024 /

As an advocate deeply committed to supporting the mental health of the LGBTQ+  community, I find inspiration in addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals within  this diverse and vibrant group. The journey towards mental well-being for LGBTQ+  individuals often intertwine with both personal and societal struggles, and understanding  these challenges is essential for fostering…

What is a Queer-Affirming Provider

What is a Queer-Affirming Provider?

November 5, 2020 /

What does Queer mean? The word “queer” used to be an insult towards people who are not heterosexual, and was most often used against gay men. The first definition listed in most dictionaries for the word “queer” is “strange, odd, or unusual”; so it was often used as a derogatory slur. At first it was…

Exercise and Your Mental Health

November 4, 2020 /

Research, education, and information dissemination have largely centered on the necessity for exercise to ward off risk for many conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer (Lee et al., 2012), but what about the role of exercise and your mental health? Exercise has proven to be beneficial for improving overall mental well-being. One sizable study…

Mental Health Resources

October 12, 2018 /

There’s not many things more frustrating than needing to find information and having to look in a million different places to find what you need. This page was designed to provide Mental Health Resources at your fingertips. Crisis Support In the event that you, or a loved one, are having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of…

The Face of Mental Illness is Not Evil

August 30, 2018 /

Recent conversations have led me to wonder what image pops into people’s heads when they think about mental illness. I fear that most people picture the likes of Hannibal Lecter, an evil, killing mastermind… Mental illness affects approximately 1 in 5 adults; that equates to over 43 million American adults1. Additionally, 1 in 5 adolescents…