March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

President Ronald Reagan in 1987, declared March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and since then we have celebrated the abundant contributions citizens with disabilities bring to the community. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Presidential Proclamation that designated March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This movement was created to call on Americans to encourage and

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Give Thanks For Siblings: They Can Make Us Healthier And Happier

By: ROBIN MARANTZ HENIG Somehow we’re squeezing 18 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, a year when too many people are worrying about fraught post-election conversations. My relatives, who luckily are all cut from the same political cloth, range in age from my mother, aged 92, to my 32-year-old nephew (my 17-month-old granddaughter’s political leanings are still unfolding.)

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Action on mental health needs global cooperation

By Pamela Y. Collins & Shekhar Saxena As threats to populations transcend national boundaries, it is crucial that responses to mental-health problems do too, say Pamela Y. Collins and Shekhar Saxena. Mental-health disorders are the leading causes of disability worldwide. Nearly 30% of people around the world experience a mood, anxiety or substance-use disorder in their lifetime1. The resources required to address

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