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December 16, 2020

JKBF Board Expands with a Seasoned, Purpose-Driven Executive

JKBF is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Stevenson, CEO of Aligned Insight, Inc., a Colorado Public Benefit Corporation, to our board of directors. Aligned Insight offers purpose-driven advisory and business development consulting. In addition to his hands on experience as an organizational leader, Brad has supported clients from Fortune 20 multi-nationals to local non-profits […]

December 06, 2020

My Meds Story

Medication can be extremely helpful in managing symptoms of both physical and mental illnesses, but care needs to be taken  in prescribing and following patients. Doctor and patient awareness and advocacy are essential to managing and addressing side effects and unexpected outcomes, as outlined in our post here. In her story of a journey with […]

December 06, 2020

Sleepless in Pennsylvania

The ebbs and flows of days, seasons, and life cycles all play into the functioning of our bodies and our minds. This From the Lived Experience story from Elise shares her journey with bipolar disorder, and reminds that issues of sleep and hormones can factor into our mental health. Seeking help and understanding all of […]

September 09, 2020

A Case Study in the Importance of Integrative Care to Mental and Physical Health and Wellbeing

By Susan Parmelee, LCSW As social workers we have a guiding tenet: “Start where the client is.”  In practical terms, this means that if my client is not housed, does not have access to food, or is physically ailing, there is no chance of working on higher level needs through mental health therapy. Addressing the […]

September 04, 2020

Pencils, Pens, and Birthdays

Today marks what would have been Jamie Bernard’s 33rd birthday. It has been 10 years since he left us. Recently we came across this article about the allure of pencils highlighting a book titled Pencils You Should Know, and it sparked thoughts about Jamie. Colored pencils were one of Jamie’s preferred mediums, as depicted on this […]

September 03, 2020

A Day In the Life of My Pen

by Jamie Bernard, April 2005 Life sucks, for I am a pen. I cannot sing, and I have no arms or legs. I cannot do anything except be turned about on my head to spurt ink about a piece of paper. I suppose I have it better than some. Not being a pencil, I do […]