Stigma and shame over mental health illness and substance use disorder (SUD) keep people from asking for the help they need and can prevent them from ever entering into recovery. Here are some experiences from three people in our community who felt shamed by providers who were supposed to be helping them: “One time,
Celebrating Social Wellness Month
Social Wellness-What Does It Mean to You? Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you. These relationships can offer support and increase resilience in times of distress. This July, Recovery Café Longmont celebrated Social Wellness Month— a time to honor social relationships and their impact
Stop the Mental Health Stigma!
Written by staff member Becky Milanksi, Colorado Peer & Family Specialist May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Recovery Café Longmont is taking an active role in talking about mental health with our members and our community. Since the start of the pandemic, we have become even more aware of how important mental health is.