Tag: Stakeholder

Decide to Make Decisions

Decide to Make Decisions Man sitting in wheelchair with crutch on the back looking into the distance

Decide to Make Decisions In the United States, another Independence Day has recently passed.  Independence can be a difficult thing for those with disabilities.  My own disabilities are mainly physical; therefore, I need help with many activities of daily living.  In this respect, I will never be entirely independent.  But, it is important for me […]

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. […]

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, […]