audience: Providers/Clinicians

Considerations for Improving Services for Native American/American Indian Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns

Plain Language Summary: Considerations for Improving Services for Native American/American Indian Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns Note About Use of Terms: We will use the acronym NA/AI for Native American/American Indian. These terms are used to refer to the Indigenous people (original cultures in North America prior to colonization) of the United States. […]

Considerations to Improve Services for Black/African American Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns

Plain Language Summary: Considerations to Improve Services for Black/African American Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns People with disabilities often have less access to mental health services. Also, consider how Black and African American people receive mental health services at lower rates. The result is that getting mental health services can be especially difficult […]

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Multicultural Populations It Affects

Plain Language Summary: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Multicultural Populations It Affects 1 in 4 adults in the United States have a disability, and many of them experience mental health concerns. People with disabilities who are also people of color may have specific experiences that greatly affect their mental health. Learning about equity, diversity, […]

Patience, Persistence, and Your Health

Patience, Persistence, and Your Health

Patience, Persistence, and Your Health Many things are available on demand these days, such as movies, TV shows, e-books, shopping, and information.  Googling is now a verb, with information only a search away.  The internet has become one big on-demand delivery system.  On-demand content is quite useful.  But sometimes we don’tfind a solution instantly.  One […]

Policy and Advocacy

Plain Language Summary: Policy and Advocacy Policy and advocacy are important for improving the lives of people with and without disabilities. Policy is the rules and laws passed by the government. Policy is important because it affects each person on a day-to-day basis. In the past, policies about disability-related topics assumed that people with disabilities […]

Mental Health Safety Planning

Mental Health Safety Planning

Mental Health Safety Planning Shelley R. Upton, PhD Content Warning: This blog contains potentially disturbing and triggering content. Before continuing, please be aware that the author writes about suicide and self-harm. As a mental health professional, keeping my clients safe is my highest priority. How can you help your loved ones and your clients stay […]

Factores que afectan el cuidado auditivo de las familias hispanas/latinx (Factors Affecting the Hearing Care of Hispanic/Latinx Families)

Factores que afectan el cuidado auditivo de las familias hispanas / latinx Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Factores que afectan el cuidado auditivo de las familias hispanas / latinx  Nota: Este resumen utiliza el término general Sordo o con dificultades auditivas, abreviado como DHOH (siglas en ingles). El DHOH se utiliza para incluir a personas con una […]

DBT

Plain Language Summary: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Plain Language Summary: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that helps people change their behavior to manage stress, emotions, or relationships better. DBT is evidence-based, meaning that research has been done to see if it works, and there are many supportive […]

Grief & Loss in Individuals with I/DD

Grief and Loss in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Plain Language Summary: Grief and Loss in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Dealing with grief and loss is a normal part of life for everyone. Someone with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) is no different. People with I/DD may have more complicated reactions following […]

Trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH) y su bajo tratamiento en jóvenes hispanos/latinx (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Its Undertreatment in Hispanic/Latinx Youth)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Trastorno por déficit de atención y hiperactividad (TDAH) y su bajo tratamiento en jóvenes hispanos/latinx Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Trastorno por déficit de atención y hiperactividad (TDAH) y su bajo tratamiento en jóvenes hispanos/latinx El trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH) es una discapacidad del desarrollo neurológico que es […]