Research shows people with disabilities are at risk for mental health problems.
Category Archives: Mental Health
Who Is “Worthy”? Deaf-Blind People Fear That Doctors Won’t Save Them from the Coronavirus
Rebecca Alexander volunteered shortly after Governor Andrew Cuomo appealed for mental-health professionals to help counsel first responders traumatized by the covid-19 crisis. A New York psychotherapist, she has taken calls from a young nurse who had trouble sleeping because she was haunted by the sounds of dying patients gasping for breath
Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities
Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may benefit a great deal: people with disabilities.
How design can make the world more accessible to everyone
From my office overlooking Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in the Carnegie Mansion in New York City, I can see the daily flow of visitors from all walks of life entering our historic garden—a rare gem of enclosed green space in the city.
Flexible Seating for the Universal Design for Learning
My students need to have more seating options when they walk into my room.
With a Deadline In Place, Norway Warms Up to Universal Design
How to Make a Community More ‘Age-Friendly’
Transportation options, healthy living, access to palliative care – all are essential
How modern hospitals recognize the impact of design on health
Modern advances in hospital design anticipate and accommodate changes in technology and practice while bolstering the case for healthier patients through better spaces
Advice for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Alzheimer’s not only alters the lives of people with the disease but also the lives of those who care for them. The journey can be just as emotionally and physically demanding for caregivers, but that mental and physical stress is often overlooked because the focus is on the patient.
Architecture concepts can boost mental health
Do you or someone you know suffer from a mental illness? During National Public Health Week recently, we were reminded that most Americans do. Architects are rethinking how their building designs influence the health and well-being of people and are developing designs for mental health as well as for safety and physical wellness. By applying therapeutic design concepts to the built environment, it is possible to improve mental health of occupants. We can create communities that contribute to the prevention and control of an illness labeled as the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to National Institute of Mental Health.