Tag Archives: mental health

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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Answered Questions for February 2022: Intimacy and People with Disabilities

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I am a parent of a young adult with a disability, and I want to ensure that they are … Continue reading

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Mental Health, the Holidays, and COVID-19: Tips to Maintain Our Mental Health During the Holidays and the Pandemic

The holiday season often presents a dizzying array of demands – from cooking meals and cleaning to shopping and entertaining family and friends. These demands may bring unwelcome guests – stress, depression, and other mental health issues. As the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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America’s Recovery is Powered by Inclusion, Including Those in Recovery

This is Mental Illness Awareness Week and the first full week of NDEAM – we’re highlighting research and resources for workplaces that inclusive of people with mental illness. 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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