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About cgraves34

Media Specialist for the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) through Administration for Community Living (ACL) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Bringing Visibility to Invisible Disabilities

This week is Invisible Disabilities Week and we’re honoring the #VisibleCourage of those living with invisible or hidden disabilities in the community. Continue reading

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Self-care for People with Seasonal Affective Disorder

‘Tis the season for all things autumn – pumpkins, fall foliage, and cooler days and colder nights with fewer daylight hours. It also a time of year where individuals living in the northern United States may notice changes in their … Continue reading

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Come Together During Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the week of September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is a major public health concern and a leading cause of death in the United States (https://www.cdc.gov/suicide/facts/index.html). It is also preventable. The … Continue reading

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Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in Athletics

Professional athletes are opening up about mental health, and it’s making a difference. Tennis player Naomi Osaka, football players (NFL) Brandon Marshall and Aaron Rodgers, and four-time gold winning Olympic gymnast Simone Biles are just a few of the professional … Continue reading

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Are face masks policies covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

COVID-19 has changed life as we know in many ways. Safety measures such as social distancing, stay at home orders, and the wearing of face masks or cloth face coverings are now part of our daily lives. The Centers for … Continue reading

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Face Masks, Facial Coverings, and the ADA

 The novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has changed life as we know in many ways. Safety measures such as social distancing, stay at home orders, and the wearing of face masks or cloth face coverings are now part of our daily … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month, was established in 1948 by Mental Health America (formerly National Association for Mental Health) to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illness, living with these conditions, and strategies for maintaining mental health and wellness. … Continue reading

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ConnectionsRx – A New Individualized Support Program from the TU Collaborative

Staying connected, maintaining social networks, and participating in the community while practicing physical distancing and following stay-at-home orders can be challenging.  To support individuals with lived experience in serious mental illness, the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Community … Continue reading

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Staying Connected: Maintaining your social networks while remaining physically distant

We are living through an unprecedented time. The world has not experienced a global pandemic to this extent since the influenza pandemic in 1918 (also referred to as the Spanish flu). Federal, state, and local guidelines specify that we should … Continue reading

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