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Online Mental Health Course for Self-Advocates

‘More together than apart’: The evaluation of a virtual course to improve mental health and well-being of adults with intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic by St. John, et al.

This study evaluated a 6-week intervention to help self-advocates manage their mental health during COVID. Clinicians and self-advocate teachers delivered the program together, covering topics such as health care communication, managing difficult emotions, and how to stay safe during COVID-19. Study results indicate that participants enjoyed the course and valued the opportunity to connect with other self-advocates. 

Read a summary of the study, or see our easy-read version.

To read the publication, click here.

Leah Bowman at 8:28 AM
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