Gender Bias

Gender Bias by Nicky Simon-Burton, MAOL, director of business development I consider myself to be well aware of gender bias in our world. I present in the community on how these social norms impact our community on a regular basis and ask clinicians to challenge their personal bias when it comes to gender explorations. So,…

I Need Help!

As individuals begin to realize that they may need some help dealing with their substance use, mental health, or sexual health concerns, it can be daunting to know where or how to start the process. People who find themselves in this situation will often feel alone, like no one could possibly understand what they are…

Family Support

“I was very impressed with the ability of the counselors to assess situations so quickly. There was a lot of wisdom there.” – a family program attendee.

Equality in Minnesota

Written by Nicky Simon-Burton, MAOL, community relations As a citizen of Minnesota for my entire life, I have always appreciated the progressive nature of this state. We have great social service programs to help others out; tremendous health care researchers and developers; talented arts, theater, and dance communities; and, we are generally nice people. Now…

Aviation Industry Open House

Please join us for a tour, lunch, and presentation at PRIDE Institute on May 14, 2013. To register visit,  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PrideAviationOpenHouse This is a wonderful opportunity to come and be a part of the PRIDE Institute experience along with other aviation professionals and EAPs. There will be time for networking and questions with our client care…

Leslie Jordan Shares His Story

  The strong message of sobriety interwoven through the comedic storytelling of Leslie Jordan entranced the clients and staff at PRIDE Institute. We were in tears from the stories of pain and from laughter. We were all amazed at his generosity with his time and willingness to share his authentic self with our group. Thank you Leslie Jordan for your commitment to your…

Hot N’ Drdy

Hot N’ Drdy Sept 6th – 9th Hot n Dry, a sober roundup of fellowship, fun and recovery hosted by Southern California’s gay men of Alcoholics Anonymous. All sober men from all recovery communities are welcome. It takes place at The Riviera Resort in Palm Springs and they go the extra mile to make it…

Alumni Affirmations

Every week at PRIDE Institute we host an Alumni meeting for clients leaving treatment the following week. We ask for feedback from the client’s experience at PRIDE Institute and connect clients with resources nationally. PRIDE Institute keeps an ongoing list of suggestions and affirmations clients submit upon their departure from Residential Treatment. I’m pleased to…

Alumni Volunteer/Mentor Planning Meeting

Interested in getting more involved with PRIDE Institute? Consider joining the planning group and setting what events to do this year. Also, we will construct a volunteer and mentor program to work with clients as they transition out of the residential program. Contact [email protected] for details and to RSVP. PRIDE Institute Intensive Outpatient 2110 Lyndale…

A Win For LGBT Minnesotans and Beyond

by Nicky Simon-Burton, community relations at PRIDE Institute My emotions surrounding the election coverage last night were intense. Certainly there was the normal anticipation of knowing who the next president will be, but in the state of Minnesota, one constitutional amendment caused additional fear, excitement, hope, and concern. What a rollercoaster of emotions as I awaited hearing…