Blog Posts By: Natasha Sims

Amethyst Place’s camping trip reduces pandemic-induced isolation

Amethyst Place camping trip

October 28, 2021


Amethyst Place works with local women and children to achieve recovery, reunification, and resilience. They provide family-centered care that enables these families to overcome the interconnected cycles of poverty, trauma, and substance use. This care includes safe housing and basic needs; educational and vocational supports; recovery, wellness, and financial coaching; and therapy and care management. […]

Where’s the non-smoking section?

April 2, 2015


When was the last time you stepped into a bar and left smelling like an ashtray? The last time you saw a half-wall dividing smoking and non-smoking areas inside a restaurant? How about the last time you saw the haze of cigarette smoke lingering over a bowling alley? For someone living in Kansas, the answer […]

How You Can Help Fight Mental Illness

August 13, 2014


As usual, I logged in to Twitter during a free moment on Monday. The first tweet I saw was a retweet of The Chive, a popular satire site similar to The Onion. In this tweet, they were expressing their condolences regarding Robin Williams’ death. My stomach dropped. “Please let this be a sick joke,” I […]


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