Episode 3 of the MHDD Mental Health Crossroads podcast, Dr. Verity Rodrigues discusses how hard it is for organizations, providers, and autistic individuals themselves to realize that people with autism can also experience mental health challenges like anxiety or depression. This leads to other challenges with diagnosis and treatment. Advocates and researchers are only recently […]
The Skills System is a user-friendly set of emotion regulation skills, designed to help people of various ages and abilities, manage emotions. Learning how to regulate emotions enables us to be present in the moment and be more effective–even in stressful situations. Over- and under-reacting can cause more stress and problems. The Skills System helps […]
The understanding that people can be dually diagnosed with intellectual disability (ID) and mental illness is relatively recent. Up until the last 30 to 40 years, it was assumed that people with ID could not also have a mental illness, and behavioral challenges were seen as a consequence of cognitive limitations rather than possible symptoms […]
A collaborative project across 5 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) about how to support individuals with disabilities to be self-determined in their life and health.
United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) analysis and article by type of disability showing mental health disabilities increase likelihood of food insecurity.
A video from the Autism Mental Health website.
Glasgow Anxiety Scale for people with Intellectual Disability (GAS-ID): Development and psychometric properties of a new measure for use with people with mild intellectually disability
Intellectual Disability and Suicide Risk: An Exploratory Discussion
A Review of Suicidality in Persons with Intellectual Disability from the Israel Journal of Psychiatric Related Science (volume 43, number 4).
Suicide Risk in Youth with Intellectual Disability: The Challenges of Screening