#MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy – The Disability Community is tired of being Collateral Damage

What is #MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy? The #MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy campaign is a cross-social media, grassroots campaign launched by Imani Barbarin spurred by comments from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on the Good Morning America TV show on 7 January 2022, but part of an overall trend during the COVID19 crisis to marginalize the…

Workplace Accommodations for People with Mental Illness
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Workplace Accommodations for People with Mental Illness

Reasonable accommodations in the workplace (also known as reasonable adjustments in the UK) are a human right for people with disabilities. However, it may not be immediately obvious to employers or employees how that applies to people with mental illness. For those of us living with mental health conditions, it can be helpful to get…

Supporting Students with Mental Health Needs at School
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Supporting Students with Mental Health Needs at School

Students with mental health, emotional, or behavioral needs, like all children, need to be understood, supported, and appreciated in their schools and communities. Specialized services and supports may be required to help these children succeed at school, and problems at school can create or increase mental health needs. As schools have resumed in-person learning for…