Author page: Mike Orrill

“I wish they would all die!”  (by Mike Orrill)

“I wish they would all die!” (by Mike Orrill)

“I wish they would all die!” That’s what an angry friend once said to me when told I was working with people struggling with drug addiction.  “I just wish they would all die!  They’re a drain on society and don’t offer anything worthwhile. They don’t deserve to live.” The root of such a statement is a misunderstanding of what addiction…

Preventing Farmer and Rancher Suicide: Collaboration and Communication

Preventing Farmer and Rancher Suicide: Collaboration and Communication

Farmers face a multitude of unique stressors, such as difficult economic conditions and extreme weather. These challenges have led to a recent increase in the number of farmers taking their own lives. Experts discuss warning signs of suicide and how communities can help farmers and their families address mental health concerns.  Click here to watch a 5 minute video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPDIyVAkeEo&feature=youtu.be%3Futm_source%3Dracupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update061919

Assisted Living Research Institute

Assisted Living Research Institute

Dedicated to Enhancing the Quality of Life of Aging Adults Assisted Living Research Institute is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides and resources.  Click here for more information: https://www.assistedliving.org/

The Safe Zone Project

The Safe Zone Project

The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own. In 2013, the SZP has become the go-to resource for anyone looking to add some Safe Zone to their life. …

Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the nation’s premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to welcome diverse families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.  Click here for more information:

Creating a LGBTQ Friendly Practice

Creating a LGBTQ Friendly Practice

Physicians who create an environment where all patients feel welcome can better meet their patients’ often complex health care needs. Find recommended standards of practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients and additional resources to assist making your practice LGBTQ-friendly.  Click here for more information: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/population-care/creating-lgbtq-friendly-practice  

The Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families…

The Center

The Center

GLBT Community Center of Colorado (The Center) opened in 1976 and over the years has grown to become the largest community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado’s all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Today we are focused on fulfilling our…

Denver Health LGBTQ Center of Excellence

Denver Health LGBTQ Center of Excellence

Denver Health LGBT Center of Excellence Denver Health has been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for five consecutive years, and with its national recognition and commitment to LGBT health care, Denver Health is proud of being an “LGBT Center of Excellence.” Denver Health is open, affirming and provides excellent care for…

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.  Click here for more information: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/#sm.0001xzd4qvh86ekx11teohroajt3k  

It Gets Better Project

It Gets Better Project

Watch an endless stream of inspiring stories shared by people just like you. Visit our Get Help page to find LGBTQ+ youth support services in your community. Or, sign our pledge to commit to a world where all LGBTQ+ young people are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.  Click here for more information: https://itgetsbetter.org

Grantham University On-Line Degrees in the Health Field

Grantham University provides secondary online education.  In the field of healthcare we currently offer: CERTIFICATE Medical Administrative Assistant ASSOCIATE Medical Coding and Billing BACHELOR’S Health Information Management RN to BSN Degree Completion MASTER’S Health Systems Management: https://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/health-systems-management-masters/ Healthcare Administration Nursing Case Management Nursing Education Nursing Informatics Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership RN to MSN Bridge Program Option Please see our website …

Addiction by Johann Hari

Addiction by Johann Hari

A 6 minute video that suggests that much of what we learned about addiction may not be the whole story.  He suggests that the root cause of addiction is a lack of connection, a lack of meaningful relationships.  “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety but connection.” (Johann Hari)