The Journey – Embracing Inclusion

Wed, Jan 15, 2014 4:56 pm

By Tom Walker, National Alliance of Mental Health

January is Mental Health Month. Accordingly, it is appropriate that we turn our attention this month to the truly dismal way persons with mental illnesses are treated in this country and to the efforts made by both our region’s grossly under funded mental health system and by the Athens Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to alleviate the impact of a State and National disgrace.

Thu, Dec 19, 2013 4:51 pm
By Lacey Martin
When one wants to make a difference in their world, sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin, how to develop a plan, and who can help you reach your goals. The work of inclusion is no different. Our world is in need of so much change, it can quickly become overwhelming. When I feel both excited and overwhelmed, I remember how it began for me. It was 1995 and I was 11.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 2:08 pm

Sometimes I find myself going around in circles. Those who see me and know me chuckle. Others look at me strangely. A few even ask if I am lost. I’m only trying to find the smoothest and less obstructive way to get from here to there. I know. You hear me beat this drum all of the time, but if you use a wheelchair and get to a point on the sidewalk where there is a deep hole or a wide crevice, around in circles you will go. And it’s not only Athens.

Fri, Dec 6, 2013 3:13 pm

By Beth Mishler

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 4-8 p.m., students and community members alike gathered at Grover Center to celebrate and recognize International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). IDPD has been celebrated worldwide since 1992, but this was the first time it was celebrated at Ohio University.

Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:45 am

By Beth Mishler

Seven out of ten people will develop a disability by the time they reach the age of 50. A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or any combination of these. Any individual, at any time, could develop a disability.