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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

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…

A Note From Kiara: February 2023

During the month of February, we often witness the transformation of various stores, restaurants, and other public spaces promoting the celebration of Black History Month. Spreading awareness and education about Black history is essential to …

The Power of Resiliency – A Message From Our CEO

Resilience is a word that we use frequently in the mental health field to convey the capacity of humans to recover or adjust in the face of extreme stress or times of significant change. Derived from the Latin word “resilire”, meaning to “leap ba…
On Recovery and Hope: From the Desk of Kiara Kuenzler, CEO of Jefferson Center

On Recovery and Hope: From the Desk of Kiara Kuenzler, CEO of Jefferson Center

My brother was born a musician. His fingers were at home on the keys and he could feel the rhythm of the music in his bones. Our mother says that he was born fists first, with an eagerness to experience the edges of life to the fullest from his v…
A Message From Our CEO, Kiara Kuenzler, on the Importance of Connectedness

A Message From Our CEO, Kiara Kuenzler, on the Importance of Connectedness

Social connectedness is what we all need. Belonging is what we are all responsible for. One year ago this month, I wrote an article about the importance of social connectedness and my worry that this very basic need would be jeopardized by the…
Staying Connected During Difficult Times – a Message From Our CEO

Staying Connected During Difficult Times – a Message From Our CEO

We are currently facing an unprecedented public health crisis, with the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across numerous countries and in our local communities in Colorado. The role our mental health plays is incredibly important in time…

A Note From Kiara: December 2022

This last year was a period of incredible change for people and communities, and as such, Jefferson Center has evolved to be responsive to these changes. Transitioning out of the pandemic phase of COVID-19, building new ways to deliver care, …

A Note From Kiara: November 2022

As the weather is getting colder and days get shorter, we may find ourselves turning inward. This darkness sometimes impacts our mood, the cold limits our ability to connect with the benefits of nature, and approaching holidays can be filled …

A Note From Kiara: September 2022

Dear Community, For some people, sometimes, the world can feel very lonely. Loneliness is created by much more than merely being alone. It is also a sense of not belonging, not feeling truly known by others, accepted, or unconditionally lo…

A Note From Kiara: August 2022

The seasons are changing once again as we near the end of summer. There is so much about our world these days that feels unpredictable, and over the past two years, the uncertainty of our daily lives has felt almost constant. While change and…
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