Tag: Stakeholder

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 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, and […]

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 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 of […]

Plain Language Summary – Dual Diagnosis 101

Plain Language Summary – Dual Diagnosis 101 Two kids with and Adult in a Classroom

Plain Language Summary – Dual Diagnosis 101 People who experience dual diagnosis are people who experience a developmental disability and a mental health concern. It is a common condition and 30-35% of people with developmental disabilities also experience mental health concerns. Developmental Disability is a term that includes disabilities that can be cognitive, or physical, […]

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 […]

Dual Diagnosis 101

People who experience dual diagnosis are people who experience a developmental disability and a mental health concern. It is a common condition and 30-35% of people with developmental disabilities also experience mental health concerns. Developmental Disability is a term that includes disabilities that can be cognitive, or physical, or both. These disabilities appear before the age of 22 and are […]