Wendy Coduti

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Schizophrenia not a mental illness, Pakistan's Supreme Court says

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s top court has ruled that schizophrenia does not fall within its legal definition of mental disorders, clearing the way for the execution, as soon as next week, of a mentally ill man convicted of murder.<p>A man rides a bicycle past the Supreme Court building in …

The culture of silence around mental health in the workplace must end

A new study shows 63% of managers put business interests above staff wellbeing – but serious companies realise that doesn’t make sense<p>The mental health of the UK workforce is in a grim state, according to a major new survey. More than three quarters of the 20,000 workers aged 16- to 64 who took …

You’re autistic. You know you can do a good job, but will employers listen?

By Abigail Abrams<p>In many ways, Gloria Mendoza is a typical24-year-old. She has a college degree in computer science and music, she enjoys going to baseball games and movie nights, and she wants to find a fulfilling career. But after finishing school in 2014, Mendoza spent more than a year applying …

Autism

University mental health services face strain as demand rises 50%

Figures show significant rise over five years, with more first-year and international students seeking counselling<p>The number of students seeking counselling at university has rocketed by 50% in the last five years, according to figures obtained by the Guardian.<p>As tens of thousands of teenagers …

Hillary Clinton Proposes More Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Hillary Clinton’s plan for the economy paints a brighter future for people with disabilities.<p>During a rally in Orlando on Wednesday, Clinton outlined …

'Becoming disabled undermines everything you thought you were'

<b>Para-kayaker Nick Beighton struggled with becoming disabled, and had a lot of soul-searching after London 2012.</b><p>"An acquired disability is a crazy thing, it's a life-changing experience, it undermines everything you thought you were, all your values," Nick Beighton says.<p>The para-kayaker was an …

Turning Paralympians into ‘superhumans’ is no help to disabled people | Penny Pepper

We’re not heroes, we’re not scroungers, we’re ordinary people who want rights, and some relief from the attacks on our daily life by government<p>The Houses of Parliament form a fine Gothic building, but every time I have cause to visit I’m not overawed. This time, as part of a Rights Not Games week …

Disability

Tips for Parents of Children With Disabilities Who Want Them To Succeed in School

As someone with a disability myself, and who also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities, I've become an advocate for my children on so many fronts, including their education. After all, when it comes to disability and inclusion, despite good intentions, many schools don't …

Orlando first responder who carried bodies of Pulse nightclub victims cannot claim PTSD on workers' comp

An Orlando police officer diagnosed with PTSD after carrying Orlando shooting victims' bodies says he worries about supporting his family because he …

How You Can Stay Ahead of the Robots in an Automated Job Market (Infographic)

Some jobs will soon be replaced by robots, but there are plenty of others that require a set of skills robots aren't capable of (yet).<p>Should you be worried about the future of your job as machine learning continues to advance on many industries? Using Oxford University findings, cloud-storage …

France Makes Email Illegal on Weekends. 5 Ways U.S. Workers Can Cope With Addiction

It's illegal in France, but U.S. workers can follow this advice to avoid workplace issues.<p>This summer, France made a big, bold step to combat email addiction.<p>As reported by multiple outlets, there's new legislation that makes it illegal to work on email on weekends if your company has over 50 …

Michael J. Fox on Emmy-nominated role on 'The Good Wife': 'Disabled people can be a--holes too'

From his hilarious role as young Republican Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties" to hoverboard-riding Marty McFly in the "Back to the Future" films and …

This man is traveling 300 miles by wheelchair to push for more accessible nature trails

Ian Mackay considers himself a cyclist and a birder — a nature buff who gets lost on lush trails near his Washington state home for hours every …

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Disabled Armenian stuck at home for 10 years after neighbours block access

Radif Shamoyan’s fight for a wheelchair ramp highlights the failures of the state to protect the rights of people with disabilities<p>From her window 61-year-old Radif Shamoyan can just about see the benches under the mulberry tree outside, where locals gather every evening to talk about the day’s …

Disability

Overcoming Automated Resume Scanners: How Can You Stand Out?

There has been buzz recently surrounding resumes being reviewed through automatic scanners and applicant tracking systems (ATS). Goldman Sachs is one …

Tough Love From Two Ex-College Instructors

A college education is presented as a cure-all. The prevailing narrative is that anyone without one is doomed to forever sling fries at McDonald’s (which is a completely respectable job that could be more fiscally rewarding soon). But, while most people will tell you that you need a degree, few …

McDonald's

Make LinkedIn Help You Find A Job

Career experts agree that LinkedIn is an essential job search tool. Not only can you instantly get the word out to hundreds, if not thousands, of colleagues, bosses and potential employers about your latest accomplishments, ambitions and changes in employment status, but your LinkedIn profile can …

Employment Must Not Be the Aim of Mental Health Treatment

Therapy is about reducing suffering, right? Living a fuller life? Not according to current moves to place employment as a central aim of therapy. How …

What America’s Aging Workers Mean For the Future Of Work

<i>Rick Wartzman is senior advisor to the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University.</i><p>For all of their sharp differences when it comes to …

Getting Mental Health Care Shouldn't Be This Difficult

The mental health aspect of our health care system is barely functional and in need of massive repair. No matter how hard you try, getting someone the help they need is like an Olympic event.<p>As the parents of an adult son who has struggled mightily with severe depression and addiction issues since …

Mental Health

'We fell in love': relationships and people with learning disabilities – in pictures

A study conducted by Mencap earlier this year found that one in three young people with a learning disability spent less than an hour outside their home on a typical Saturday.<p>Respondents to the survey listed fears including bullying, being laughed at and getting lost as being key concerns when …

Student arrested after video surfaced of fight with special needs student

Authorities arrested a student at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch after a video surfaced that showed the student fighting with a special education student, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.<p>The fight occurred Thursday and the video was later posted …

Workplace Wellness Is No Longer a Theory: Clinical Studies Confirm It Really Works

Clinical studies confirm workplace wellness actually works.<p>The average working professional spends forty plus hours at work each week. And those hours are important, dictating many aspects of a person's life outside of the money they make and the career they pursue. Those hours may dictate how …

The World's Largest Minority Might Surprise You, And How We Can Better Serve Them

<b>Part of the series “Women, Leadership and Vision”</b><p>What is the largest minority in the world? The answer might surprise you. It is people living with disabilities. In honor of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month in March, I had the honor of connecting with Loreen Arbus, a tireless disability …

Indonesia's mentally ill 'abused and stigmatized'

Human Rights Watch has released a report detailing the horrific treatment of people with mental health conditions in Indonesia. Shantha Rau Barriga, …

Close down restaurants, pubs and clubs which do not have disabled toilets, say peers

Restaurants, pubs and clubs which do not provide disabled toilets should be shut down by councils and taxi drivers that do not accept guide dogs should lose their licences peers say today<p>A major House of Lords report said disabled people are being “let down” by inadequate facilities in sports …

Try life in a wheelchair and then tell me disabled people have equal rights | Jackie Ashley

George Osborne’s U-turn is a small triumph under a government that is failing those with disabilities<p>The dramatic, chaotic and enforced U-turn on disability cuts might suggest to the idle reader that things are getting better for people with disabilities: one small cheer, perhaps? Sadly, not true: …

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

TravelBest Of<p>More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Northern Ireland

Here's Why Cutthroat Office Cultures Are Less Productive

Research finds that stressful workplaces cause all manner of health problems for employees--and in turn, financial problems for the company.<p>The harsh, cutthroat culture found at many businesses is a killer. Literally.<p>Study after study has found links between the stress of negative company cultures …