audience: Direct Support/Caregivers

Take A Chance

Take A Chance Persons fingers moving a chess pawn forward

Take a Chance There is a well-known board game called Risk, in which players attempt to conquer the world by occupying all 42 territories on the board.  Each player has the same number of total armies, but they need to distribute them wisely.  The strategy of the game involves choosing which armies to put where, […]

Project Resilience: How Recording Kindness Can Help Build Community Resilience

Project Resilience: How Recording Kindness Can Help Build Community Resilience Utah Public Radio

Project Resilience: How Recording Kindness Can Help Build Community Resilience Project Resilience is a storytelling project from Utah Public Radio that seeks to encourage and talk about how people can build their own resiliency. Rachel Hunt Steenblick speaks about her personal experiences and how they challenged her to be resilient in a creative way.  It […]

Plain Language Summary – Stress and Coping

Plain Language Summary – Stress and Coping Woman with curly hair looking at camera

Plain Language Summary – Stress and Coping Introduction Everyone experiences stress. Difficult situations can bring on negative emotions and sometimes feel like too much. People do not always know how to deal with these emotions. We can all learn to improve how we handle stress.  Stress Stress is natural. It is a physical and mental […]

Building Your Resilience

Building Your Resilience Person climbing a rock wall

Building Your Resilience To be resilient means to be able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions, or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.  Nobody wants difficult things to happen to them, but they’re going to happen.  Being resilient will help you through your challenges.  How do you build your […]

Plain Language Summary – Mental Health Among Older Adults with Disabilities

Plain Language Summary – Mental Health Among Older Adults with Disabilities Older adult sitting in wheelchair

Plain Language Summary – Mental Health Among Older Adults with Disabilities As people get older, they have a higher chance of having disabilities. People that already have one or more disabilities may face more concerns. Social isolation and loneliness increase the risk of mental health concerns. Social isolation means that someone is having very few […]

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Janet Shouse

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Janet Shouse

Janet Shouse from the Vanderbilt-Kennedy Center was a recent guest on the MHDD Crossroads Podcast. She talked to us about her career path, her role as program coordinator for the IDD Toolkit, www.iddtoolkit.org,- which she helped develop. This toolkit is an online resource for medical providers to better serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. […]