Tag Archives: mental illness

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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APEF: Helping People with Schizophrenia and Their Families in Argentina

This month, we discuss APEF – a non-profit organization in Argentina that assist people with schizophrenia and their families. 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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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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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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for December 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Our neighbor has a mental health disorder and has had crisis in the past. Is there information and resources … Continue reading

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Get Your Summer Reading List in Shape with These Publications from the NIDILRR Community

If you are packing for a Summer vacation, you might be putting together a pile of books you’ve been meaning to get to. Maybe they’re light fiction, “beach reads,” or the latest mysteries. Or, if you’re like us, maybe they’re … Continue reading

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Project Semicolon Day 2018

Project Semicolon is a global non-profit movement started in April 2013 (#ProjectSemicolonDay) by Amy Bleuel who wanted to honor her father whom she lost to suicide.  Since that time, Project Semicolon has evolved through the support of entertainers and the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29

Mental Health: For police, a playbook for conflicts involving mental illness (The New York Times) People with mental illnesses are overrepresented among civilians involved in police shootings: Twenty-five percent or more of people fatally shot by the police have had … Continue reading

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