Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective Part 4

My name is Tommy.  I am 20 years old.  I have a rare disease called Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis that caused me to have epilepsy and a brain injury.   I was diagnosed when I was 14.  My disease affects all parts of my life.  I have a hard time remembering things.   I don’t get to do Read More

Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective Part 3

In the third episode of Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective, 34 year old Cody shares about his experience when he was younger dealing with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He experienced seizures most of his life, and was impacted by them daily. Due to his special healthcare needs, Cody lives an unpredictable life. However, Read More

Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective Part 1

Family Voices presents the first of it’s series; “Journeys in Healthcare, from a Youth Perspective”. In this episode, Brennan shares about his journey with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a type of heart disease. He shares how his health has impacted his life, the barriers he faced and is currently facing, and what he learned through Read More

Suicide Awareness Webinar

Disabilities impact a person’s ability to cope with life’s challenges and put individuals with disabilities at higher risk for suicide. A youth with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the Emotional Disturbance category of disability might struggle with a mental health condition that makes suicidal thinking a regular part of school and life struggles. Individuals Read More