Mental health stigma fading for Gen Z | The Herald Bulletin
Compared to older Americans, Generation Z is more likely to report mental health problems and seek treatment, according to a study by the American Psychological Association. In October 2018, the organization published the results of its 12th annual Stress in America survey. The focus of the 2018 survey was Generation Z, defined as those from age 15 to 21.
Disability center closure marks end of era, start of battle | SF Gate
With its clusters of stately red-brick buildings and manicured lawns, set amid the farm fields and state game lands of Venango County, Polk Center almost looks like a college campus. Instead, it is one of the last vestiges of Pennsylvania’s once-vast system of institutions for people with disabilities.
Discrimination Based On A ‘Potential Future Disability’ Is Not Illegal Under Americans With Disability Act | Forbes
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not protect an individual who is the victim of discrimination due to a “potential future disability.” The decision, issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday, is said to be one of first impression. The lawsuit was brought by the EEOC on behalf of Kimberly Lowe, a massage therapist who was fired by STME, LLC, which does business as Massage Envy, in South Tampa, FL, due to concerns she might contract the Ebola virus in a planned visit to Ghana in West Africa in 2014. Massage Envy provides skin care and massage services.
Summit to tackle tricky problems of aging and dementia | Berkeley News
Human life expectancy has more than doubled over the last century, and this sudden leap in longevity is triggering major shifts in our politics, economy and society — not to mention our personal health. Next week, UC Berkeley will host the second annual Aging, Research, and Technology Innovation Summit, a daylong event that will gather together researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and health care workers to tackle some of the biggest questions in aging research.
Repeated periods of poverty accelerate the aging process | Science Daily
Genetics, lifestyle and environment are all factors that somehow influence when and how we all age. But the financial situation is also important. Now, researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Public Health have found that four or more years with an income below the relative poverty threshold during adult life make a significant difference as to when the body begins to show signs of ageing.
Wakelet of the 2019 Third Democratic Debate | Disability Visibility Project
ICYMI here is what the Disability Community had to say about last nights #Third Democratic Presidential Debate held Sept 12, 2019
Remembering 9/11 | NAB
18 years after the events of 9/11 a new generation enters adulthood where those events were history rather than experience. What do we pass on to them as we consider the events of that day in September?
Celebrate National Recovery Month 2019 with aFree Virtual Screening of the New Documentary | Faces and Voices of Recovery
Is Your Story Making You Sick? shows how people can rewrite the negative stories they tell themselves. The film reveals how individuals who have faced addiction, trauma, and depression can change their stories and transcend their pain.
Could a toilet seat help prevent hospital readmissions? | The Conversation
America is aging rapidly. In the next 40 years, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to nearly double. Of these older Americans, more than 80% will have some form of heart disease. As medical advances prolong life and help people survive heart attacks, more people end up living with congestive heart failure. This is a chronic disease where the heart muscle is weakened and cannot meet the needs of the body. It affects more than 6.5 million adults in the U.S. and is estimated to cost the country $35 billion in health care costs each year. For congestive heart failure patients, nearly 80% of these health care costs result from hospitalization. The personal costs are high, too. Nearly half of those who develop and are diagnosed with congestive heart failure will die within five years.
Mindset Matters: Why Corporate Strategy Needs The New Disability Narrative | Forbes
Labor Day has come and gone, yet it is a point of demarcation when summer ends and the working world begins anew. Corporations are heading into the last quarter and focusing on setting up their strategic initiatives for the coming year ahead. Within this post Labor Day stretch it is important that C-Level Executives and other stakeholders not only take a pause to think about their own corporate strategy, but to think about the importance of why critical diversity and inclusion strategies like that of the New Disability Narrative are truly a vital component of corporate growth across multiple areas of an organization.
Disability Rights Should Be Central in US Presidential Race | Human Rights Watch
This week, ten United States presidential candidates will take the stage to debate climate change, healthcare, immigration, economic inequality, and education – all of which have direct implications for people with disabilities. But will there be any mention of disability rights? During July’s debates, not a single question or answer touched on disability rights. The absence of this key issue in the debates underscores the obstacles people with disabilities face trying to take part meaningfully in the American political system.
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