Language Matters: What to say and what to avoid.

Language is an important part of reducing stigma and ultimately,  reducing harm. Despite it being one of our earliest childhood lessons, language is hard to master. Mostly, because its constantly evolving. That said, we want to provide you with a helpful little reference guide to the language surrounding substance use disorder and overdose accidental drug poisoning. … Continue reading Language Matters: What to say and what to avoid.

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Innovation: The value that drives.

Innovation. In the most basic terms, innovation can be defined as something that meets a need. It is the intellectual curiosity and creative inspiration that results in new strategies, processes,  techniques and solutions. Wake the Nation acknowledges the weakness that exist in society's perceptions of substance use disorder and mental health and vows to create … Continue reading Innovation: The value that drives.

Compassion: The value at heart

Compassion (noun) :sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it At the root of compassion is the Latin words, “com” meaning, “with, together” and “pati” meaning, “to suffer”.  In the mid-14c. compassion or rather, “compassioun” meant “suffering with another”. Today’s definition includes a significant alteration, “a desire to alleviate” such suffering. … Continue reading Compassion: The value at heart