Rose-Minded is a recently developed non-profit brand that is dedicated to increasing awareness, education, social justice, and reducing stigma for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). We aim to provide evidence-based resources for mental health providers and the clients they serve. We hope to use our platform to discuss creative solutions to behavioral and societal issues while working to develop more inclusivity in the mental health community.
Meet the writer and creator of Rose-Minded, Kay Uimari.
Until developing a non-profit, Kay was using personal funds to assist homeless clients, find therapy group materials, complete outreach work, etc.
If you're interested in contributing to the support of clients with SMI, a history of homelessness, or a history of hospitalizations, please consider donating to our new non-profit organization!
Welcome visitors of Rose-Minded! My name is Kay Uimari and I am a primary content developer for Rose-Minded! I created this website in 2017, to help me find ways to cope as well as help others. I have my bachelor's of science in psychology with a concentration in forensic psychology, and am currently in my master's program to become a licensed clinical social worker.
I started my journey as a suicide prevention hotline worker for a local county hotline, found my passion for combining psychology and social work as a Mental Health Recovery Specialist, and now am inching closer and closer to my ultimate goal of a doctorate degree in forensic psychology! I am currently a therapist intern with adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and also have experience in correctional settings, such as a women's prison re-entry program and local jails.
I have my own experiences with mental illness and am happy to share openly and transparently within my boundaries with anyone who needs peer support. I also love connecting others to resources, advocating for others, and promoting social justice and healthy community environments, including promoting organizational and community change.