Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources

Posted by Emily Jensen on August 20, 2015 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention http://www.afsp.org/

Military Suicide Prevention at Real Warriors http://www.realwarriors.net/family/support/preventsuicide.php

International Association for Suicide Prevention http://www.iasp.info/resources/crisis_centres/

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Its Not Always All In Your Head

Posted by Emily Jensen on June 3, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever gone to your Doctor insisting that something was wrong, but your Disagreed and said that it was, "All in your head"? Sadly, this happens more often than some people might think. When one part of your body is not functioning to its full capacity, other parts of your body might start shutting down as well. Our Social Media Coordinator recently went in to the doctor to find out that her right side of her rib cage was completely dislocated, and she talked to the person who runs the ...

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Coping With the Death of a Special Needs Child

Posted by Emily Jensen on April 7, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It is easier to ask for some resources than it is for others.  We realized this when we found this resource that we wanted to make sure that we shared with all of you.  The loss of a loved one, is never easy, especially when it is a child.  We hope that this resource will help comfort those who need to use it. 


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The Many Benefits Of Yoga And Meditation

Posted by Emily Jensen on March 12, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (16)

Do you find yourself tired and in pain every day, or most days, for one reason or another?  Have you tried everything that you can think of to find relief from your symptoms?  If you haven't already tried yoga or meditation, you might consider at least looking into it.  As with any medication or treatment, we always suggest that you discuss it with your doctor before trying it so that you do not hurt yourself. Some people might be skeptical of yoga for a variety of re...

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No One Understands My Diagnosis The Way I Do: Not My Doctors, Not My Friends, Not Even My Family

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 5, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (2)

"My diagnosis", is just that, its mine. I live with it every single day, and no one understands, "My diagnosis", better than I do.  The name of, "My diagnosis", might be the same as others, but my symptoms of it may be completely different than others around me for a variety of reasons.  People might say that they can relate to or understand what I am feeling, going through, or experiencing, but in all reality, they can't because they are not living inside my body to feel my pa...

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