A Note from Our CEO & Founder:
I am proud to share one of the projects that has been on my list: to create and publish a CAM Magazine. This publication reflects our 2020 happenings through connections, updates, and photos. I developed the practice of Community Activated Medicine (CAM) from my Master's thesis and research on Historical Trauma and Pathways for Intergenerational Healing (2015).
With what started as my small dream, grew our vision to make a difference through a new way of practicing mental health and galvanizing the next generation of therapists & healing professionals. The vision continues to call for greater space and evolve from Healing Intergenerational Roots (HIR) to HIR Wellness Center, and now, the HIR Wellness Institute (HIRWI). HIRWI is a non-profit organization that offers free mental health services, no insurance desired or required, because I simply believe it should not cost you to heal.
This vision will always bigger than just me. There were times I could only pray and hold my faith in the unknown. I have not been alone on this journey. I continue to receive support, encouragement, and guidance when sought as I learn countless lessons from this process; I've only just begun. To my mentors, friends, colleagues, and team, mahalo nui loa (thank you) for being a part of this journey. Together with the hard work, dedication, and heart you bring all things will be possible.
I believe CAM is a movement that belongs to our ancestors, it is their vision for us and the next generations. CAM means the 'people are the medicine '. You are the medicine through the collective love, hope, and healing needed for community care.
If you are not familiar with us, this magazine is an all-inclusive way to learn about the HIRWI team and the work that we do everyday serving victims of crime, community members, and relatives. #TogetherWeHeal
With Aloha & On Behalf of the HIRWI,
Lea S. Denny