Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

What Is Respit Care and Why Is It Important?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 26, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (564)

Unless you have experienced it first hand, you may not understand or appreciate the importance of respit care. Respit care is important for everyone, whether it be someone with a lifelong medical condition, or an elderly person, as well as their caregiver.  Believe it or not, caregivers can benefit from respit care just as much as the elderly person, or the person with the lifelong medical condition. When a family has a child with a medical condition, or a loved one with Alzheimers or Di...

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Can Animals Experience PTSD Like Humans Do?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 12, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (264)

Some of you may have seen and/or followed the story recently out of Seattle, Washington where an Orca Whale Calf died and its mother carried it for over two weeks before letting go. This story caught the attention of millions around the world for a varity of reasons. PTSD can happen in many different circumstances and impact people in many different ways, but how many of us have really thought about PTSD in Animals? Until watching this Orca with her calf, I personally had never given that ide...

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Mothering With Mental Illness Blog

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 26, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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Tantrums, Meltdowns, Understanding And Support

Posted by Ask Emily on July 3, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (14)

Everyone has AT LEAST one tantrum, or meltdown in their lifetime, it is a fact of life.  Society is more accepting, and understanding of tatrum's and meltdown's in babies and small children then they are in preteen, teenage, and adults.  Some people wish that they could figure out why this is.  Why is it that it is okay for a baby or a small child to have a tantrum, but if an older person has a tantrum then there is something medically wrong with them?  Some people ...

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Balancing Your Time

Posted by Emily Jensen on June 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (16)

There are so many different ways that we want to look at this topic, in hopes that it will benefit and serve everyone reading it. Balancing your time can be difficult in every single scenario no matter who you are, or what your life story is. Balancing your time is very important, so that you can live as much of a stress free life as possible. If you learn how to balance your time, you will notice that you can breathe easier knowing that you can juggle everything going on in your life with...

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