Yes, You Can Catch Insanity

 

from Nautilus

Yes, You Can Catch Insanity

A controversial disease revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness.

the immune system and mental illness

BY ANDREW CURRYILLUSTRATION BY HADLEY HOOPER 

APRIL 16, 2015
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How can we help carers and health workers diagnose illness in non-verbal patients?

 

Autism and ill health: how to spot the subtle signs that something is wrong

copyright Tracy Joe 2015

The Guardian, Health and wellbeing
by Saskia Baron
Sunday March 29, 2015

People with autism and learning disabilities can die up to 20 years prematurely. So how can we help carers and health workers diagnose illness in non-verbal patients?

 

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My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her

My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her
NY Times, Margaret Storey April 17. 2014

“Alongside her peers with disabilities, she’s thriving in a rich, complete school community.”

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Toil, Abuse and Endurance in the Heartland

Despair
copyright N. Bengiveno/NYTimesThe ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse
(by NicoleBengiveno; NYTimes 3/9/14)

Hope
FRED Conference 2014FRED Conference 2014
FRED is dedicated to the idea that all individuals deserve to live their passions, and determine THEIR choice of the future they live.

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Fashion photographer focuses on those with genetic conditions to reframe beauty

Fashion photographer focuses on those with genetic conditions to reframe beauty

copyright Rick Guidotti; http://positiveexposure.org/gallery/

Rick Guidotti‘s life has been all about beauty and the power of images.  He spent years as a fashion photographer in Milan, Paris, and New York. But 15 years ago, while photographing a woman with Albinism, Guidotti was shocked by images in medical textbooks. Those medical pictures changed his life and ever since Guidotti has devoted his talent to the disabled.

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Creating a Life for Jackson

 A TEDx Talk – by Sally Richards: Creating A Life for Jackson

The ‘ordinary doing the extraordinary.’

As the mother of four boys, you’d think Sally Richards has enough on her hands. But one of those boys, Jack­son, is dis­abled, and needs full time support.

Sally could have gone the road that many do and engaged in what she terms “com­pet­i­tive mis­ery” where the per­son most in need and most mis­er­able gets gov­ern­ment and dis­abil­ity sec­tor sup­port. Instead, she chose to cre­ate what she calls “a mean­ing­ful life” for Jackson.

This is her (and Jackson’s) story.

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Parenting A Child Who’s Fallen ‘Far From The Tree’

Thank you, Andrew Solomon.

“Solomon writes about parents who have accepted their children in spite of conditions others might consider tragic.”

NPR: Arts and Life, Books, Author Interviews; Nov. 12, 2012

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Life Went On Around Her, Redefining Care by Bridging a Divide

R.I.P. Lia Lee 8/31/12

The book is required reading at the Yale School of Medicine.

Life Went On Around Her, Redefining Care by Bridging a Divide

NY Times 9/14/12
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A Memoir About Mothers, Memory And Loss

Poignant Interview on Fresh Air on 6/1/12 with Mira Bartok about her memoir, The Memory Palace.

“I learned to change topics very quickly and in some ways compartmentalize that part of that part of my life but I thought about her all the time — constantly — …”

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Bully, A Documentary

Weinstein Company

Weinstein Company

Behind Every Harassed Child? A Whole Lot of Clueless Adults

Bully,’ a Documentary by Lee Hirsch

NYT Critics’ Pick 3.30.12

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