Tag Archives: psychiatric disabilities

An Inclusive Workforce Includes People with Mental Health Conditions

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week and today happens to be World Mental Health Day. These observances land in the midst of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) which, this year, is focusing on the benefits of an inclusive … Continue reading

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If you liked … What are psychiatric disabilities?

Our blog post “What are psychiatric disabilities?” has been popular with our readers this year. In this update, we would like to highlight the work of the following NIDILRR-funded projects: The Manual and Training Program to Promote Career Development Among … Continue reading

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Minority Mental Health Month – Research to Address Disparities

June is National Minority Mental Awareness Health Month, sponsored by HHS’ Office of Minority Health. The observances bring attention to disparities in mental health diagnosis and care among racial and ethnic minority groups in the US. Research has shown that … 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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for December 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s we tackle two questions: (1) what are psychiatric disabilities, and what research, information, and resources are available for people with psychiatric … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day – Managing Stress in the Workplace

October 10th is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is mental health in the workplace.  According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people globally live with depression, a leading cause of disability; and more than … Continue reading

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What is Diabetes?

According to the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps glucose from the … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Taking Care of Your Mental Health

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many.  From the stress of family obligations to the traditional “holiday blues” some people may find themselves struggling with sadness, anxiety, and depression.  People with mental health conditions may be especially … Continue reading

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Depression: Do you know the signs?

Depression is a common mood disorder that can cause severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working. As many as 15 million adults in the US experienced a depressive episode … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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