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Mental Health Awareness Month: Body and Mind

Mental Health Awareness Month: Body and Mind May 21, 2018 During May, we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month. This observance brings awareness to mental illnesses and identifies and shares resources to help those who are living and working with mental illness. This year’s theme, Fitness #4Mind4Body, challenges us to understand that what we do physically has an impact on our mental health. Paying attention to both your physical health and your mental health may help you achieve overall wellness as you pursue goals on the path to recovery and work. To learn more about your physical and mental health and find advice on how to take care of your body and mind, check out Mental Health America’s (MHA) tool kit, which includes fact sheets. In their fact sheet series, you can learn more about nutrition’s effect on depression and nutrients for better health, how exercise affects hormone and chemical production that affects mood, the importance of getting a good night’s… Read More > Mental Health Awareness Month: Body and Mind

NAMI Homefront Classes-Registration Open

Registration open for online Homefront classes NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions. There are four classes to choose from this spring: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., 04/30/2018, – 06/11/2018 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., 05/02/2018, – 06/06/2018 Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m., 5/03/2018, – 06/07/2018 Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m., 04/30/2018, – 06/11/2018 CLICK HERE to register. The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/Veteran. The class is free, but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be telephone, a headset or headphones with mike are recommended.… Read More > NAMI Homefront Classes-Registration Open

NAMI Homefront Classes (FREE)

Registration open for online Homefront classes NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions. There are four classes to choose from this spring: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., 04/30/2018, – 06/11/2018 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., 05/02/2018, – 06/06/2018 Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m., 5/03/2018, – 06/07/2018 Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m., 04/30/2018, – 06/11/2018 CLICK HERE to register. The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/Veteran. The class is free, but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be telephone, a headset or headphones with mike are recommended.… Read More > NAMI Homefront Classes (FREE)

ADA in Focus: Winter 2018

ADA in Focus: Winter 2018 Volume 22, Number 1 ADA In Focus is published three times yearly by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. It is also available by request in large print, Braille, audio CD, and computer disk. To obtain copies in other formats, contact us. ADA In Focus is intended for use by individuals, state and local governments, businesses, legal entities, and others interested in developments in the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication is intended solely as an informal guidance and should not be construed as legally binding. ADA In Focus does not serve as determination of the legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA for any individual, business or entity. Learn more about the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Winter 2018, Volume 22, Number 1 (suitable for printing) Winter 2018, Volume 22, Number 1, in large print (suitable for printing) In this issue: Vertical Tabs Center Update(active tab) Focal Point Zoom in on Training Close-Ups: What’s New Zoom in on Court Decisions and Settlements Center… Read More > ADA in Focus: Winter 2018

WVU CED Research Study on TBI

Research Study on Traumatic Brain Injury Have you experienced a traumatic brain injury or concussion in the last 5 years?  The WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities is conducting a research study to learn more about statewide services and needs for survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in West Virginia. Participants will complete an anonymous online survey about their experiences with services and supports. The survey will take about 20-30 minutes to complete and is open to all who have had a TBI or concussion in the last 5 years. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate.     Alternative formats are available.   This research is conducted under the direction of Teresa McCourt, Assistant Director, WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities.   IRB approval is on file. WVU Protocol #: 1712897444   Complete the survey at    https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6f1AUlNPoEKh3A9    

Fair Shake Network Winter Newsletter 2018

Report: DD Councils Addressing Sexual Abuse

Campus Mental Health: Know Your Rights

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance WV

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance WV (DBSA) helps people maintain better mental health with free, peer lead, and confidential group meetings to help you develop strategies for living life to the fullest.

Hot Topic Module: Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury

Dissemination Support to Promote Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury Hot Topic Module Release date: October 25, 2017 This page is designed to help individuals and organizations share information about the new hot topic module, “Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury.” Please feel free to draw on this sample language to share this resource with your network. Social Media Messages The MSKTC just released the Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury hot topic module! Access videos, the factsheet, and slideshow. https://tinyurl.com/y8cevas8. Did you know that there are strategies that can support memory after TBI? Learn more. https://tinyurl.com/y7a3nah9 Want to learn more about changes in memory after TBI? Take a look at this narrated slideshow. https://tinyurl.com/ycm4w36x Want to learn more about how others have addressed changes in memory after TBI? Learn about Tonya and Jason’s experience!  https://tinyurl.com/yaesnq64 After you view the Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury main video, don’t forget to watch the short clips for more info! https://tinyurl.com/ybkyfdyz Newsletter… Read More > Hot Topic Module: Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury