The Best and Worst States for Mental Health | Mental Health America
Over half of American adults with mental illness do not receive any type of care.
Even among the top-ranking states in the report, less than half of American adults with mental health conditions received any type of treatment. That means that mental health care and access is only marginally better in these states compared to the lower-ranked states.
So, who came out on top for mental health? And where do we need improvement?
From Katrina To Wildfires: Leveraging Technology In Disaster Response | Health Affairs
Twelve years have passed since Hurricane Katrina wrought devastation to New Orleans. In those years, the nation has made remarkable advances in our readiness to respond to and recover from disasters of all kinds, particularly by leveraging data and technology. The performance of the health care and public health systems in the recent response to disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and the California wildfires highlight our improvements but also remind us of important areas where we can, and should, do more—especially for those who are most vulnerable in disasters, such as the elderly.
PRESS RELEASE: National Academy of Social Insurance Launches Study of State-Based Social Insurance Programs for Paid Leave, Affordable Child Care, and Long-Term Services and Supports
The National Academy of Social Insurance announced a new project today, “Designing State-Based Social Insurance Programs for Paid Leave, Affordable Child Care, and Long-Term Services and Supports.” As part of the project, the Academy is forming a study panel to shed light on the design challenges states face in developing programs to meet these needs.
Overcoming her learning disability left these interviewers speechless | CNBC
In an interview, we’re always taught to keep things professional, but sometimes it’s better to keep it real. Sharing a personal story can be very beneficial, as one candidate learned interviewing for an assistant manager position at the child-focused swim school SwimKids. When asked about a difficult goal that she set out for, the candidate explained how hard she has worked to overcome the challenges of dyslexia. She went from not being able to read her own name in third grade, to graduating college, which earned her a well-deserved high five from SwimKids owner Dave Tonnesen.
Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill: aide | Reuters
.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.
Utilizing the Power of Sport to Change Perception of Disability | the Huffington Post
Nearly a decade ago I became a member of the disability community, a community that at the time I knew nothing about. I didn’t know the first thing about what living life with a spinal cord injury looked like, although sadly my initial assumption of what my future would look like, looked nothing like the life I have lived. Instantly I made assumptions of what my future would hold, as I was surrounded by the perception that living with a disability meant that I was now incapable of doing certain things. I sat back as my mind wandered to all the inherent limits that would now be placed on me. I didn’t look to my future as limitless, sadly I saw the wheelchair beside me and I saw road block after road block. Although, nearly a decade later I wish I could go back and ask myself “why?” Why was I so quick to limit myself? Why at such a young age was I so quick to cap my own potential not only for what I could be, but the life that I would live?
How would disability payments compare to what you earn now? | The Washington Post
If you qualify for the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, your payments are determined by a complex formula drawn from a number of factors about your work experience, income and age. By nature of this formula, you will always receive less than you earned, on average, over the years you worked — in some cases much less and in others up to 90 percent of what you used to make.
Denis O’Hare and the Danger of Dinner Parties | The Big Listen
If you were listening to NPR’s The Big Listen you might have caught two wonderful stories about disability, inclusion and feminism, with highlights from Alice Wong (our esteemed robot overlord) and Feminist at large Liz Plank of Vox. Check them out and learn how Alice made White House History in her own home.
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