“All of this grief” – Prince Harry Opens up about Mental health, mother’s death |The Miami Herald
In a recent interview and Podcast, Prince Harry opens up about how he is still dealing with the grief from the death of his mother Princess Diana, and how he has only recently begun therapy to address his own mental health. His break with tradition in talking about the importance of mental health is not just important for the Brits but for all of us
Facing Addiction celebrates Alcohol Awareness Month
During this 31st #AlcoholAwareness month, let’s honor Marty Mann’s #recovery advocacy legacy by telling our own stories with a purpose.
This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry
People on the autism spectrum are getting the support and skills they need to break into the tech industry. And it’s all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people. A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in Los Angeles to teach autistic people coding, web development, and software engineering skills.
Can scientists rejuvenate an aging brain with a protein found in umbilical cord blood? |LA Times
What old brains need is a shot of young blood — and the younger the better. It may sound like a metaphor employed by a randy octogenarian. But new research on mice suggests it can be taken quite literally. Writing in the journal Nature, Stanford University anti-aging researchers reported Wednesday that they have found a “restorative factor for the aged hippocampus.” It’s a protein called tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2, or TIMP2, that is found in the blood of young humans — and most copiously in umbilical cord blood.
Gov. Doug Ducey Signs Law Tackling Disability Lawsuits
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that is designed to crack down on disability access lawsuits that opponents say are just shakedowns for quick cash settlements Ducey signed the legislation backed by business owners Tuesday
Disability Fashion Exhibit Brings Industry’s Newest Frontier to Cornell | The Cornell Daily Sun
A new brand of fashion — one which embraces inclusivity, accessibility and personalization — went on display Monday at the opening for the Ad(dress)ing Ableism exhibit at the Jill Stuart Gallery. Co-sponsored by Haven, the Cornell Women’s Resource Center and the Student Assembly, the exhibit sought to explore fashion through the lens of individuals with disabilities.
Students modeled dresses designed to respond to their unique needs as attendees read personal statements written on mirrors placed around the space, reflecting the way each model viewed their look and fashion’s role in disability awareness.
The Recovering Heroin Addict Shaking Social Media | Forbes
Today, more than 22 million people are struggling with addiction, and it’s estimated that as a result, more than 45 million people are affected. But what many people don’t realize is that there are more than 23 million people living in active, long-term recovery today. Yet, because of shame and stigma, many stay silent. Meet Ryan Hampton, 36, recovery advocate, political activist and recovering heroin addict igniting America’s social media feeds with stories of hope, recovery and activism. From his advocacy that led Sephora to take their eyeshadow branded “druggie” off the shelves to the activism that urged an Arizona politician to apologize for a statement stigmatizing addiction, he’s certainly become a social media powerhouse for all things addiction, recovery and policy.
Technology is becoming a fountain of youth for the aging consumer | The Hill
Technology provides a platform for consumers to extend their communities. It is working to connect all of us to each other to help build relationships and new opportunities that reach beyond any preexisting barriers. It’s been a game-changer for many consumers, providing a wide range of smart devices and communications tools. With our smartphones, we literally have computers that fit into our pockets to keep us connected to work, home, and loved ones. However, for the aging community and those with accessibility issues, technology is much more than simply a device for communication or entertainment to enhance daily life. Technology provides an opportunity for aging in place and independence that is often hard to achieve for our aging population.
Serial ADA lawsuits update: Arizona legislature approved bill limiting disability lawsuits |AP
The Arizona legislature passed an amended measure Monday designed to crack down on disability access lawsuits that oppoenents say are just shakedowns for quick cahs settlements, but gutted a proposed compromise between businesses and disability groups.
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