Tag Archives: mental health

Sharing Ideas with Aspire’s Consumer Advisory Committee

Aspire’s Jim Skeel shares his thoughts on the organization’s interactions with its Consumer Advisory Committee. Continue reading

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Personal Experience As a Therapy Tool

My name is Teresa Baker and I have lived with a serious mental illness for as long as I can remember. I know everyone’s experience with mental illness is different, but one thing we do share is that we fight … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk: Clinical Training

In my last post I wrote about Aspire’s BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of 0 after 5 (zero suicides after 5 years), in a post titled, “0 in 5: Our Suicide Goal”. In that post I outlined our 5 steps … Continue reading

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0 in 5: Our Suicide Goal

Many of us have seen on Facebook  the #22PushupChallenge to honor the 22 deaths by suicide within our veteran population a day.  And you may or may not know that suicide continues to be identified as a one of the … Continue reading

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“Medal Winning” Videos of Homelessness

With the Olympics wrapping up yesterday, our minds have been saturated over the last two weeks with the images of bronze, silver, and gold. These colors have taken on great symbolism as the brand of remarkable achievement. In this spirit … Continue reading

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Housing, an Important part of HEALTH!

When we talk about health, we often take our homes for granted. If you were to walk out of a doctor’s office with a prescription for insulin or orders to lower your stress by getting more sleep, how would you … Continue reading

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Our Aspire Indiana FQHC Story

Our story began in 2003 when the Center for Mental Health was the first Community Mental Health Center in the United States to be awarded a HRSA integration grant…. But a lot has changed since 2003. First and foremost is our understanding … Continue reading

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