Tag Archives: mental health

If You Liked… Disability in the Latino Community

For Hispanic Heritage Month, NARIC’s information specialists wanted to look at how the view of disability within the Latino, now called Latinx, community has begun to change. In some circles, our information specialists have observed that the view of disability … Continue reading

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On a Scale of 1 to 10, #PainCounts

In 2001, the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) and other pain related organizations declared September National Pain Awareness Month. Pain is a part of life and something most people experience, and can range from mild, like a headache or overtaxed … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for August 2022: Information on Recreation, Music, Art, and Related Therapies and Mental Health

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I have a mental health condition and my psychotherapist has advised me that recreational therapy, art therapy, or music … Continue reading

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Ask a Librarian: Is Bingo Therapeutic?

“My son attends a day program and loves the weekly Bingo game that the recreation therapist puts on the calendar. Is that really a kind of therapy or is it just fun?” Bingo is a popular and fun activity played … Continue reading

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Social Wellness Month: Connect for Health

A look at research on benefits, barriers, and supports to maintaining social wellness from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere Continue reading

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Connecting to Research and Resources

For PTSD Awareness Month, we explore some of the publications, apps, and other resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help people connect to support. Continue reading

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Research In Focus for Mental Health Month

For Mental Health Month, we explore research from NIDILRR grantees highlighted in our Research in Focus series Continue reading

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What is Parkinson’s disease?

According to the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s disease is “a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement” and is caused by certain nerve cells in the brain gradually breaking down or dying. The signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may be … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for March 2022: Cerebral Palsy, Aging, and Staying Engaged

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I’m a person with cerebral palsy (CP) and I’m doing my best to take care of my health. How … Continue reading

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What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a very rare mental health condition that affects about 1% of the US population. DID may be the result of abuse or trauma experienced during childhood, or in reaction to natural disasters or other traumatic … Continue reading

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