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Kiara’s Note Resources

Hear from our President and CEO, Dr. Kiara Kuenzler, on important mental health topics we face and how we as a community can use connection to facilitate hope and resiliency.
Kiara's Note

Fostering Connections: The Power of Peer Services in Mental Health Recovery

A Note from Kiara This month, I am taking a moment to reflect on the important connections and relationships that form the foundation of our journey toward mental wellness. At the heart of our approach lies an understanding of the human ex…

Reflections on the Importance of Empathy

Every year, on New Year’s Day, I spend a fair amount of time reflecting on how I want to intentionally move through the year ahead and cultivate meaning, satisfaction, and joy. This year, I keep coming back to the importance of empathy, and how f…

Putting People First: A Visionary Path Forward

In the vibrant tapestry of community mental health, there exists a guiding principle that transcends mere rhetoric and becomes the heartbeat of our work – putting people first.As the CEO of Jefferson Center, I find myself reflecting on the si…

Embracing Gratitude in A Season of Reflection 

Dear Jefferson Center Community,  During this season of introspection, when the weather grows colder and the days shorten, it’s only natural for us to reflect on gratitude and our complex mix of emotions.   While some may eag…

Reflections on Five Years of Progress and a Vision for the Future

A Note from Kiara Dear Community, As I reflect on the past five years that I’ve had the privilege of serving as Jefferson Center’s CEO, I am filled with a profound sense of gratitude and pride. This year holds special significance, not just…

Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month: A Personal Story

Dear Community, As September unfolds, I find myself reflecting on two deeply meaningful and intertwined observances: Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Month. This time of year holds a profound significance in my heart, and I’d like…

A Note From Kiara: August 2023

Dear Community, As we find ourselves approaching the end of summer, the changing seasons signal a time of transition once again. With the start of the new school year just around the corner, I’m reminded to soak in the sweet moments with m…

A Note From Kiara: June 2023

Dear Community, This month, and always, Jefferson Center stands proud with our LGBTQIA+ clients, community and our team. Pride month is a time of celebration, reflection, and solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. It is abou…

A Note From Kiara: May 2023

Dear Community, May is Mental Health Month, a time to honor and reflect on the journeys of so many people who have struggled with their mental health, those we have lost, and those whose stories of recovery give hope and purpose to others….

A Note From Kiara: April 2023

The seasons are shifting, and I find myself in awe once again at the Colorado spring. On the days where several inches of snow have covered the crocus blooms and laid down the daffodils in my front yard, I am certain that they won’t survive t…
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