A growing number of states have adopted laws that allow students to take an excused absence if they feel anxious or depressed. Continue Reading at Richmond Times >>
Flagging children who may be experiencing mental health problems can help get them early help. “We don’t want them struggling,” one expert said. Continue Reading on NBC News >>
Ryan O’Connell’s new novel, “Just by Looking at Him,” is about a witty TV writer with cerebral palsy who’s trying to find himself. The actor and writer joined “CBS Mornings” to discuss why writing the novel helped save his life. Source: CBS News
Adolescents with a history of depression have a higher chance of attempting suicide if they’ve had a concussion. ACI’s Liz Errickson was asked to comment for this story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“Life is for service.” Those are the words Rollins College valedictorian Elizabeth Bonker lives by – words that inspired Rollins’ most famous graduate, Mr. Fred Rogers. Bonker, who is nonspeaking and has autism, gave a remarkable address during her school’s recent commencement ceremony in Winter Park, Florida. Clad in a cap and gown decorated with flowers, Bonker explained, through a […]
As part of our new series Kindness 101, Steve Hartman is sharing stories built around themes of kindness and character and the people who’ve mastered both. His latest lesson is inclusion. Source: CBS News
“Please welcome Joe and Patrick,” James Esser shouted to get the crowd ready for Band Together Pittsburgh’s performances. Being center stage and under the spotlight brings comfort and joy to Joe Hnath and Patrick Lah. They played a rendition of Young Blood from Smokey Joe’s Café at the Steamworks Creative in Gibsonia. “There are so […]
I am not into sports. But I love hearing about athletes who use their platform to raise awareness and money for people with disabilities. Being a parent of a child with Down syndrome, I believe the personal stories from these athletes, who have a wide reach and recognition, help bring acceptance and show my kids […]