serious mental illness

NIDILRR Social Isolation and Loneliness Webinar Series

In 2021, NIDILRR hosted a national series on research related to social isolation and loneliness for people with disabilities. 

October 2021: Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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For People with Serious Mental Illness, Getting Out and About May be Good for the Brain

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

Neurocognition involves information processing, ability to focus, accessing/using memory, and learning, and it plays an integral role in the health and well-being of individuals with serious mental illness such as mood disorders and schizophrenia. Research has shown that deficits in neurocognition are closely associated with the severity of serious mental illnesses.

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Community Mental Health Center Visits May Increase Community Participation for People with Serious Mental Illness

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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Self-Management Education and Support Referral Algorithm

Self-Management Education and Support Referral Algorithm is designed to help primary care providers follow guidelines recommended by the Institute of Medicine to choose a self-management program to meet their patients’ needs at different stages of emotional distress. The algorithm identifies what kinds of knowledge patients need, the self-management programs that provide it, and how to locate these programs in their local communities.

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Managing Your Wellness During the COVID-19 Outbreak

This collection offers a collection of wellness self-management strategies and resources for people with serious mental illness. Learn how to manage stress, cope with anxiety, combat loneliness, or explore virtual distractions with art, music, museum tours, and more. The collection also includes resources for physical health and wellness, supports for behavioral health providers and other support personnel, and resources to help children, teens, and young adults cope during the outbreak.

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Community Participation Can Boost Self-Determination for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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Informants Share Insights on Peer Supports for Parents with Serious Mental Illnesses

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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Parents with Serious Mental Illnesses May Face More Scrutiny from Child Protective Services

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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Self-Directed Care: A Promising Path to Enhance Recovery for People with Serious Mental Illness

study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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