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Plain Language Summary – Trauma-Informed Care for People with Developmental Disabilities

Plain Language Summary – Trauma-Informed Care for People with Developmental Disabilities Hispanic Doctor taking notes

Plain Language Summary – Trauma-Informed Care for People with Developmental Disabilities Trauma is when a person experiences an event, series of events, or situation that causes lasting negative effects. The traumatic event or situation is viewed by the person as being physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening. People with disabilities have a greater risk of experiencing […]

Resilience

Resilience Person with Down Syndrome showing a thumbs up

Resilience In life, it is guaranteed there will be moments that cause us a lot of pain or difficulty. These pains and difficulties can be physical, mental, emotional, or something else entirely! All of these experiences are part of being human, but how we care for ourselves will impact our ability to recover from these […]

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Justin Olson

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Justin Olson Justin Olson and 2 Friends

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Justin Olson Recently we had the chance to talk with Justin Olson. He is a disability rights advocate from the Salt Lake City area of Utah. Justin was a founding member of the Becoming Leaders for Tomorrow, a grant-funded group of young adults created to educate pediatricians about […]

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ariel Schwartz

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ariel Schwartz Picture of Dr. Ariel Schwartz

“I kind of have two strands of research. One is this methodological question of how do we do participatory research? Well, there are people doing it and but I still feel like there’s this big gap and in it being scaled up, and more people being confident, we need more people to feel confident doing […]

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ty Aller

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ty Aller Ty Aller standing outside wearing a light blue polo style shirt that is striped. He is wearing glasses and smiling.

Dr. Ty Aller was a recent guest on the MHDD Crossroads Podcast (listen to the full interview here and find our other episodes). In our conversation, Dr. Aller discussed how he got involved in the mental health field, his experiences with this work, and a current project he has been developing at the MHDD National Training […]

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Verity Rodrigues

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Verity Rodrigues Dr. Verity Rodriguez has dark brown, straight hair. Whe is wearing a dark blue blouse and smiling at the camera.

Episode 3 of the MHDD Mental Health Crossroads podcast, Dr. Verity Rodrigues discusses how hard it is for organizations, providers, and autistic individuals themselves to realize that people with autism can also experience mental health challenges like anxiety or depression. This leads to other challenges with diagnosis and treatment. Advocates and researchers are only recently […]