Recovery In Action | Spring 2020
Finding My Path
By Byron C.
As a child, life was colorful and good. I was adventurous and loved to outdo my older brother. I pretty much enjoyed life outside of home. I say this because home was not always a happy place to be; I was consistently emotionally, and often physically abused by my father. I was however strong when I was young; physically, spiritually and mentally. I was confident, felt invincible and thought I could accomplish anything. Life could not bring me anything that would break my spirit.
Life can have a strange way of teaching us lessons. They say the bigger you are the harder you fall. Around my sophomore year in high school, my life began to take a turn.
Anxiety might make me feel uncomfortable but
I am in charge of my mind and body.
I am attracting positive energy into my body.
I am more and more calm with each deep breath I take.
I deserve everything I want in life.
I love myself unconditionally.
My gifts are one-of-a-kind and unique to me.
By Paul Teerlinck
Can I just be with
You? Can I just feel with you?
Can I let love heal?
An empty cup has
No water to quench the thirst.
How will I fill it?
Now is the time.
Forever, now is the time.
What am I doing now
I want to fit in
My own skin without pleasing
The demons within.
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- Get Hooked Into Local Support with National Alliance on Mental Illness – Western Slope or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Colorado Health Partnership has a very informative website. The website is primarily for Medicaid members, but non Medicaid individuals can access a vast amount of information including over thousands of articles on health and mental health issues.
- The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance website is a great place to start. You can spend days browsing its wellness guides, support resources like Facing Us Clubhouse, a wellness toolbox, mood management tools, and even online support groups. Yes, you can talk to other peers via their website.
- SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.
- Recovery website with lots of information www.recoveryhope4all.com.
- Voices4Hope is a place for teenagers and young adults with mental health conditions to find resources and stigma busting information.
- A web site for those who hear voices www.hearingvoicesusa.org
- Colorado Health Partnerships/Achieve solutions. Whether you need help finding services, a life event or want to assess your concerns, you will find this website very helpful.