audience: Individuals/Families

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 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 social contacts or connections. When people do not have enough social […]

On Getting Knocked Down—and Getting Back Up Again: 10 Secrets for Success in Life

On Getting Knocked Down—and Getting Back Up Again: 10 Secrets for Success in Life Two cyclists riding on a path

On Getting Knocked Down—and Getting Back Up Again: 10 Secrets for Success in Life Written by Ken K. Gourdin I was born nearly ten weeks early at a time when such an early birth meant that I probably wouldn’t survive.  I was also born at a time when dads weren’t allowed in the delivery room, […]

Using My Mental Health Recovery To Create Community & A New Normal

Using My Mental Health Recovery To Create Community & A New Normal Nancy Mercer and two friends at a diner

Using My Mental Health Recovery To Create Community & A New Normal Written by Nancy Mercer, LCSW I must be honest; my mental health was tested the first week or two of the #stayathome orders. I lacked energy, could not focus, did not want to connect with others—or even walk my dog (a favorite activity […]

Plain Language Summary – Accessing Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Plain Language Summary – Accessing Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Family Reading Outdoors

Plain Language Summary – Accessing Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Introduction Developmental disabilities are conditions that affect an individual’s physical, intellectual, and behavioral abilities throughout a person’s life. Families raising a child with a developmental disability face many challenges when accessing services. Ethnic minorities face more difficulties when trying to […]

Getting to know the MHDD leaders: Matthew Wappett, PhD

Getting to know the MHDD leaders: Matthew Wappett, PhD Matt Wappett standing outside wearing a dark blue suit jacket over a casually buttoned pink button up shirt. He has a full trimmed beard and mustache and is smiling at the camera.

Getting to know the MHDD leaders: Matthew Wappett, PhD The MHDD National Training Center provides resources and education about mental health for people with disabilities. One good way to understand the MHDD better is by learning more about its leaders. Matthew Wappett is the executive director for the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) at […]