What Happens If You Run Out of Mental Health Meds During the Apocalypse?

Writer and comedian Gaby Dunn, who has bipolar disorder, went camping at a mountain with her then-girlfriend. During the trip, Dunn was asked what she would do if something bad happened. Dunn responded that her bipolar disorder symptoms would act up because she only had “a certain amount of medication” with her. This experience inspired Dunn to create the upcoming Audible Original series “Apocalypse Untreated.”

Animated DreamWorks Series for Kids Adds Disabled Character

The new season of the DreamWorks animated series “Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy” will feature a disabled character, Eleanor, who is a wheelchair user. Voice actress Cassidy Huff, who has Conradi-Hunermann syndrome, will be voicing the role. According to Huff, her role breaks from the typical disability stereotypes and is a win for authentic disability representation. “Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy” follows characters Lucky and her friends as they navigate their time and relationships wit

Can Someone Legally Ask Why You're Not Wearing a Mask?

In states and cities across the United States, many people are either encouraged or required to wear masks to help contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. While the decision to wear a mask has become a deeply polarized topic in the United States, there are people who cannot wear a face mask due to their health or disability and may need other accommodations. In conversations and debates about face masks, you may have heard laws and policies like the Health Insurance Portability and Acco

This Disability Activist Wants to Make the Entertainment Industry More Accessible

Whether it is your true passion or a fleeting thought, many of us have wondered what it would be like to star in a movie or work in the entertainment industry at some point in our lives. But, for people with disabilities, pursuing work in the entertainment industry is not just based on talent. Inaccessibility and harmful stereotypes about disability can be major barriers, on both sides of the camera. Keely Cat-Wells is one of many disability advocates fighting to make the entertainment industry

How One Rare Disease Research Company Has Adapted to COVID-19

For many rare disease patients, the wait for treatment and research advancements can feel like a never-ending process. This wait is made more complicated by COVID-19, which has caused barriers for both research options and people who want help managing their illness. Some research has halted during the pandemic. Cure Rare Disease is one of the many research companies learning to adapt to COVID-19. Cure Rare Disease founder and president Richard Horgan and his team are researching custom therape

I Have Vasculitis. COVID-19 Is The First Time I Have Hope.

The day after my 20th birthday, I was hospitalized with severe inflammation and my panic was rising. I was sick for over a year by that point with an illness that caused me to have anaphylaxis-like symptoms that caused my oxygen saturation level to fall. My vision also became blurry when exposed to triggers like cold or stress. A doctor diagnosed me with systemic urticarial vasculitis, an illness that I had never heard of in my life.

On Survival: My Grandma and I Are Both High-Risk | Jewish Women's Archive

For the past few years, I’ve maintained a relationship with my grandma mainly by talking on the telephone, which is a point of regret on my end, although it has been for my own health. When I was eighteen (I’m 22 now), I became extremely ill with an autoimmune disease called vasculitis, which causes my blood vessels to become inflamed. I’m still not sure why, but I get very sick when I travel. But now I regret not doing so more, even if it had triggered an autoimmune disease flare, because I don

Celebrities Are Getting Tested for COVID-19. What About the Rest of Us?

Over the past few weeks, it seems like there have been two types of stories when it comes to people trying to get tested for COVID-19, a respiratory virus that includes symptoms like fever, cough and breathing problems. The first is how celebrities like Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, players on the Utah Jazz basketball team, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife tested positive for the coronavirus.

5 Things You Should Know About Vasculitis

Some types of rare disease impact only one part of your body. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, for example, specifically impacts nerves that send messages and cells to certain muscles in your body. Other illnesses, however, can impact systems throughout your entire body. For people with systemic illnesses, it is common to feel sick or in pain most of the time. Vasculitis is one of these health conditions. Vasculitis is a family of rare diseases that are characterized by the inflammation of blood ve
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