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October 14, 2014
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

disability isnta bad word

Disability Isn't a Bad Word

October 14, 2014 04:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

disability isnta bad word
Dealing with disability is a challenge, both for the person affected as well as those close to them, and even to strangers who come across individuals with disabilities in the wider world. It’s easy to look at someone who’s body or mind functions differently than what we are accustomed to interacting with and feel sorry for them. But being different doesn’t necessarily mean that being disabled is wrong. [More]

July 31, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

fightingthe stigmaof mental illness

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

July 31, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

fightingthe stigmaof mental illness
For individuals with mental illness, dealing with all of the associated problems is difficult. Having to face the judgment from themselves and from others can often compound the problem. Mental illness is still something that people do not generally want to talk about in positive and productive ways. The silence is often born of the worry about the stigma attached to it. [More]