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Self-identifying as disabled and developing pride in disability aid overall well-being


Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person's age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a disability, and experiencing stigma predicts whether those individuals will ultimately develop disability pride, new research from Oregon State University shows.
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Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide


Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
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Imagining an action-consequence relationship can boost memory


Imagining an action between two objects and a potential consequence may help people improve their memory for relationships with other objects, according to a recent Baycrest Health Sciences study published in the Memory & Cognition journal.
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Therapy with animal assistance


Whether animals are large or small, have fur or feathers – so-called "animal-assisted therapy" opens up a number of great possibilities. But what is behind this type of therapy? And what findings are there that indicate the effects of animals on the human psyche and health? asked around.
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"The patient’s needs determine the conversation in peer counseling"


Article 26 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities asks for the support of persons with disabilities in the form of so-called peers, who are in the same situation. The concept of peer counseling is therefore increasingly being implemented. Educational researcher Dagmar Marth has counseled persons with amputations both in a voluntary and professional capacity for nine years.
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