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An Inclusive Workforce Includes People with Mental Health Conditions

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) continues to highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which also includes Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day. Check out the information and resources!

WHO Mental Health Atlas Highlights Importance of Investment in Mental Health Services and Supports

This resource from the World Health Organization (WHO) provides information on policies, plans, and laws to support mental health across 170 WHO Member States, including the human and financial resources available, the types of facilities providing care, and mental health programs for prevention and promotion. According to the Atlas, every $1 investment in treatment for common mental health conditions leads to a return of $4 in better health and ability to work.

“Doctors with Disabilities Raise Awareness, Bring More Than Diversity”

This article reports on research that indicates an increase in the number of individuals with disabilities entering medical school and practicing medicine.

America’s Only Deaf Football Team Decides What to Do During the National Anthem

Teams across the country are struggling to come to grips with personal choices and team solidarity when it comes to protests during the national anthem. This article reports on the unique process of communication and team-building that the Gallaudet University football team used to try to understand, respect, and support each other’s perspectives.