Category Archives: Mental Health

The Path for Passion

The following blog is by Blake Ayers, a youth leader with NCWD/Youth’s Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Shining Lights Team. YouthACT is a national project for youth ages 12-25 geared toward getting more youth with disabilities involved as leaders … Continue reading

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RAMPing Up from Mentor to Program Coordinator (Part Two)!

The following blog is written by Julie Gilson, Coordinator for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in Jacksonville, FL. RAMP is a program of the Institute for Educational Leadership, the host organization for NCWD/Youth and is based on a … Continue reading

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Promoting Good Mental Health for Today’s Workforce – and Tomorrow’s

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Rhonda Basha, leader of the Office of Disability Employment’s Youth Policy Team.  May is Mental Health Month, and although it is … Continue reading

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Cat Videos, Game of Thrones, and Mental Health?

  This past weekend, I (assuredly along with milennials across the country) fell down the all too familiar internet searching rabbit hole. In the hours lost watching cat videos, Game of Thrones GIFs, and tutorials on how to properly fold … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Foster Care and Mental Health

The following blog entry is a cross-post from Disability.Blog, the official blog of Disability.gov. The blog is written by Stephanie Orlando, Member, National Council on Disability (NCD), with the assistance of Robyn Powell, NCD’s Attorney Advisor.   May is recognized as both National Foster Care Awareness … Continue reading

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A Candle for the Long, Dark Tunnel: Celebrating National Poetry Month

I have a long history of depression. It started when I was in middle school and continued through high school, college, and beyond. I was never good at talking about it, especially in my teen years, so I taught myself … Continue reading

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Help Youth Take Charge of Their Health

  When you think about preparing youth for transition to adulthood, do you think about preparing them to take care of their own health? Just as all youth need to develop competencies related to achieving employment and education goals, they … Continue reading

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How the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act Affects Youth & Adults with Disabilities

As a summer fellow in D.C., it never occurred to me that I might have the opportunity to witness the Supreme Court issuing a historic ruling from a few rows back inside the courtroom. I thought I would be standing … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act—What was at Stake?

This blog is cross-posted from the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund  © 2012   This historic decision means that people with disabilities will continue to benefit from the profound impact of the landmark law. By affirming the individual mandate, … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness about Childhood Trauma & Mental Health

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9th, we’re pleased to share the following guest blog by Lisa Rubenstein, Project Officer at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Do … Continue reading

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