Corri Mercy

PWUD Services Coordinator

Corri Mercy

Harm Reduction

Southern Colorado Health Network

PATHWAY:

PRESENTATION:

Harm Reduction 101: Exploring The Road Less Traveled

The workshop will begin with an introduction to harm reduction, and explore the ins and outs of how it can be considered an effective and evidence-based strategy for preventing overdose and keeping people who use drugs safe. Participants will learn how to apply basic harm reduction strategies in their interactions with people who use drugs (as coaches, advocates, clinicians, etc.), and how to become a true ally to the community. This workshop will also include a Narcan and fentanyl test strip training.

BIOGRAPHY:

Corri Mercy, CAT, RYT200, is a passionate and vibrant hearted advocate for the Colorado Springs Community. A transplant from Midland, Michigan, Corri has been working in mental health and substance use treatment within Colorado Springs since early 2018. They take special interest in harm reduction principles, public health and wellness, and holistic models of care. In addition to their experience in addiction and mental health, Corri is a Registered Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher and will graduate from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May of 2023 with their Bachelors of Science in Community Advocacy & Human Services. Corri's passion for community and for people who use drugs was born out of their own lived experience, and is the reason they believe in treating all people with radical kindness and compassion.