3116.0 Mental Health and Disability

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
Session will focus on the complex interaction between a person's disability, or risk of disability, and his or her mental health or the presence of a mental illness. Presentations focus on diverse topics and describe innovative research projects on the relationship between patterns of service use and employment, on the influence of stigma on failure to seek mental health services, on the mental health aspects of coping with disability, and of the relationship between cognitive and emotional issues, on the one hand, and social and role-related functioning, on the other.
Session Objectives: Describe key areas of research in the interrelationship between mental health and disability. Identify barriers to services use among people with mental health disabilities.

10:48 AM
Mental illness, mental healthcare and the effects of stigma on treatment
Elizabeth A. Courtney-Long, MA, MSPH and Brian S. Armour, PhD
11:24 AM
Being in- or out-of-sync: A qualitative study of couples' adaptation to change in multiple sclerosis
Kurt L. Johnson, PhD, Helene Starks, PhD, Megan Morris, MSCCC, Kathy Yorkston, PhD and Robin Gray, PhD, LMFT

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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