- Antidepressants and weight gain: What causes it? by the Mayo Clinic.
- Antidepressants: Can they stop working? by the Mayo Clinic.
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
- Recovery from Serious Mental Illnesses factsheet What is recovery? Is it possible? What is it like?
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Employment Outcome factsheet
- Frequently Asked Questions about Employees with Psychiatric Disabilities: Tips and Resources on the ADA, Job Accommodations, and Supervision. by MacDonald-Wilson, K. L. (1997). Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston, MA.(74.5 K .pdf)
- Barriers to Employment for those with Severe Mental Illnesses (.pdf) For those with severe mental illness (SMI), research shows that work can improve self-esteem, lessen psychiatric symptoms, and improve feelings of recovery. [Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research]
- Applying for Jobs when you have a Criminal Justice History fact sheet. (.pdf) Updated
"During a job interview, you can and you should talk about what you've learned, the skills you have, and that you've matured and learned from your experiences. It's really important that you be your best advocate. But most importantly, don't be ashamed." One of several fact sheets provided by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College.
- Pre-Employment Inquiries and Arrest & Conviction. If you have questions about the laws in your state for job interviewers to ask questions about your criminal history, you should contact your state's fair employment agency for information. Fact sheet from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. New
- Academy for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery (APPR) is the primary source of live and online training and education for the psych rehab workflorce. The Academy is the educational arm of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Foundation (PRF), an IRS-recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization, with evolving research, grants, and public outreach initiatives.
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) is the premiere membership organization for the worldwide recovery workforce, advocating for the field on the Federal and State level here in the US, certifying professional expertise in psychiatric rehabilitation (with the CPRP and/or CFRP credentials), and providing a local community for those in the workforce through component relations (state chapters and affiliates).
- Center for Mental Health Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) is an international association for persons with intellectual / developmental disabilities and mental health needs dedicated to enhancing the understanding and treatment of people experiencing co-occurring intellectual / developmental diagnoses (IDD) and mental health conditions or mental illness (MI).
- SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)/li>
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May is National Stroke Awareness Month
Learn 3 things to ask if you think someone might be having a stroke
Check for stroke using the FAST system. Ask the person to
- Smile [check to see if it is straight or crooked]
- Raise your hands [check to see if the hands are raised to an even level]
- Speak: “It’s a sunny day outside.” [check to see if it is clear or slurred]
Will these 3 tests accurately diagnose ALL strokes?
A: Nothing is perfect, not even sophisticated medical tests. These are the five symptoms The American Stroke Association says are the warning signs of a stroke:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
If a person exhibits any of the above symptoms OR can’t pass the 3 tests then get emergency medical treatment immediately.
See the following links in addition to our lists of resources on this website.
- Stroke Treatment & Recovery
- Regaining Sight After a Stroke
- Brain Injury & Traumatic Brain Injury Resources
- Traumatic Brain Injury Area of Focus
- Download the PDF Five Things to Know About Stroke (.pdf)
- American Stroke Month Infographic: 5 Things to Know About Stroke from the the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
- Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Learn how to safeguard yourself against stroke, from the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. May is National Stroke Awareness Month.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- American Stroke Association
- Stroke Signs and Symptoms from the CDC New
- Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms from the American Stroke Association
- Stroke Treatments
- Stroke in Children New
- Types of Aphasia
- What Is an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)?
- Brain Stem Stroke
- What You Should Know About Cerebral Aneurysms
- Ischemic Strokes (Clots)
- TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)
- Hemorrhagic Strokes (Bleeds)