Stigmatization

FBI announces latest hate crime statistics

Wednesday, December 17, 2014The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program released its annual hate crime statistics December 8, reporting 92 incidents of disability motivated hate crimes in 2013. The figure is slightly lower than that of 2012, when 106 disability…

(Video) Hearing voices in your head: A sane survival strategy for dealing with past trauma

Wednesday, December 3, 2014Eleanor Longden entered university with an air of happiness – yet later self-reflections revealed a deep unhappiness concealed from those around her, and even at times herself. During this first year, a life-changing event occurred that would put Longden on…

(Video) Comedian combines hilarity and gravity to openly discuss mental illness

Friday, November 28, 2014Comedian and mental health advocate Ruby Wax combines humor and solemnity in the TED video below to question the stigmas that surround mental illness. Relaying her own experiences, Wax describes how following her institutionalization, the other hospital patients became her…

(Video) Its time to expand the conversation around suicide prevention to include suicide survivors

Wednesday, November 26, 2014When we think of helping people who are suicidal, the first thought that comes to mind is almost always first-time suicide prevention. Many organizations and efforts are focused on reaching people who may be considering suicide – people with depression…

President Obama, disability activists, commemorate 5th anniversary of hate crimes bill

Monday, November 17, 2014President Obama released a statement November 6 in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the first federal hate crimes bill to include crimes against people with disabilities, as well as crimes targeted at people’s sexual orientation, gender and gender identity.…

(Video) Clever video explains how to positively interact with people with disabilities, from the perspective of people with disabilities

Wednesday, November 5, 2014We’ve talked before about how sometimes it’s difficult to know the correct way to act around people with disabilities. Luckily, a variety of people with disabilities are generously taking the time to explain, as part of the Washington D.C. Government…

White House official: Netanyahu is “Aspergery”

Tuesday, November 4, 2014Disability advocates are strongly criticizing the White House for comments made by an anonymous official to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, published in an article October 28, describing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Over the years, Obama administration officials have…

Freak shows: A dehumanizing display

Wednesday, October 29, 2014Question: True or False? Freak shows have gone extinct in the United States of America. Click on the headline above to see the answer to the question, and to learn more about "freak shows" in the United States.

(Video) National Spina Bifida Awareness month music video goes viral

Thursday, October 16, 2014National Spina Bifida Awareness month is currently taking place, and parents and kids with Spina Bifida are enthusiastically celebrating. People all over Kentucky came together recently to create a music video debunking stigmas around Spina Bifida. Set to Taylor Swift’s…

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