Tag Archives: psychiatric disabilities

If you liked… What are hidden and invisible disabilities?

May 2022 hosts a variety of awareness events, including Mental Health Awareness Month, Better Speech and Hearing Month, National Arthritis Awareness Month, and National Stroke Awareness Month, among others. To help celebrate, we are updating our blogpost on hidden and … 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 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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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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Mental Health Resources from the NIDILRR Grantee Community

For people with mental health disorders, living and participating in the community may be beneficial to their quality of life. However, they may face barriers to community living, employment, education, or community participation, such as stigma, lack of financial resources, … Continue reading

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Quick Looks: Research for Mental Health Awareness Month

We take a quick look at some of the current NIDILRR-funded projects supporting full participation at work, at school, and in the community for people with psychiatric disabilities. Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

This October marks the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), designated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor. The theme for 2020 is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” Throughout the month we … Continue reading

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Mental Health Impacts Us All

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health is “an important part of overall health and well-being” and “includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” Mental health affects how people think, feel, and act, it helps … 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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