Staff Spotlight Interview with Amanda Merriman

Staff Spotlight Interview with Amanda Merriman

With many years of experience as a nurse in public health, Amanda Merriman recalls an experience that remains formative to her professional journey in the health industry. While working a shift at a hospital during nursing school she was matched with a patient who had...
You’re ready to try talk therapy, now what?

You’re ready to try talk therapy, now what?

You’re ready to try talk therapy, now what?  Several years ago my family was suddenly hit with an unimaginable tragedy. I found myself in a dark place, experiencing difficulty processing what I had learned, and full of guilt for not preventing this hardship. The...
Peer Support: Let’s text or talk

Peer Support: Let’s text or talk

Peer Support: Let’s text or talk “I feel so much better now that I could talk to someone.” – Anonymous   More often than not life is demanding and can feel far from perfect. Challenges can appear when you least expect them, or so regular...
Reducing Stigma and Normalizing Mental Health

Reducing Stigma and Normalizing Mental Health

Reducing Stigma and Normalizing Mental Health  “Sharing my story is important for those of us who go through trauma, tragic loss, frustrations, depression, or suicidal thoughts to find the hope and resources to not feel alone.” There is a problem in our society...
Keeping Summit Warm and Fed

Keeping Summit Warm and Fed

Keeping Summit Warm and Fed – Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 14-23  Many years ago I found myself in a complicated living situation. Fresh out of college, I returned to Summit County to search for long-term employment and a dependable career in...