Recovery In Action | Winter 2021
My Life Experience
By Atis S.
It feels like only days ago that I first felt an overwhelming feeling I couldn’t explain the reason for. This time it was sadness, a deep soul wrenching sadness that had me crying uncontrollably, helpless, laying on the floor of the hallway upstairs away from the rest of the family.
Sobs akin to dry heaves wracked my body while I could do nothing to stop them. When my mother came up to console me and tried to understand the cause of my behavior I recall being completely honest with her. I had no idea why I was sad, just that I was. With no explanation for what had happened with me I felt broken, broken and alone. This took place when I was sixish.
I am conﬁdent and strong.
I love and respect myself.
I am enough.
I am intelligent and capable
I treasure my imperfections
I acknowledge my self-worth
Found at danxiety.com
In the Silence
By Paul Teerlinck
In the silence there is time
And there is no time.
In the silence the noise of the world disappears.
I get relief from my tears.
Relief from finding right or wrong,
Relief from seeming weak or strong.
To let go of constricting bonds.
To find a peaceful song.
I am so grateful for the silence.
My quiet friend,
I get to visit
Again and again.
COVID-19 Mental Health Support
If you are stressed, anxious, lonely, depressed, angry, or all of the above, you are not alone.
Mind Springs Health is proud to partner with FEMA on the Colorado Spirit initiative, a COVID-19 recovery program to provide disaster survivors with community-based outreach, stress and resilience education, and connection to mental health and other community resources.
FREE person-to-person and group support available.
Talk with a team member or drop-in to virtual gatherings with your peers.
Our COVID-19 Mental Health Care Kit offers self-guided meditations, soothing self-care exercises, coping & resiliency skills, inspiration and more for both kids and adults to share online, with new resources added frequently.
All of our Outpatient Offices are continuing to offer therapy and psychiatry services via video, telephone, or in-person sessions for both existing and new clients. We are accepting referrals and new clients. Contact your local office to schedule an appointment: MindSpringsHealth.org/Locations
- 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.