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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

16 Ways Life Would Change in a World without Mental Illness Stigma

Mental illness stigma manifests in many different ways for the 1 in 5 people who live with a mental health condition. Some keep what they’re going through to themselves while others struggle to convince others they need help. But how would your life change in a world free of mental health stigma? This is the question we asked our readers during Mental Illness Awareness Week in honor of this year’s theme: #IAmStigmaFree.


RCM Annual Holiday Party: Save The Date - Friday, December 4, 2015

We are already looking forward to this year’s Holiday Party! Please come share Holiday joy with us on Friday, December 4, 2015, at:

Martin’s Crosswinds
7400 Greenway Ctr. Drive
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

Formal invitation to follow!


Man with Disabilities Crawls off Plane after Airline Fails to Assist Him

A man with disabilities crawled off a plane at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, Tuesday night after the airline failed to provide an aisle chair and someone to help him get off the plane.

When no one from United Airlines came, and needing to use the restroom, DArcee Neal crawled up the aisle from the middle of the plane to the doorway.

"I mean, it's humiliating," he said. "No one should have to do what I did."

Ironically, Neal was returning from San Francisco where he had a speaking engagement about accessible transportation.


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