The latest newsletter from the foundation is now available. Topics include updates to our golf tournament schedule for 2020, and an article about the positive side of the news. The 'Someone You Should Know' feature looks at the life of Ann and John McLamrock. In light of what we are going through with the coronavirus, this is simply one of the most powerful pieces of hope in journalism I have ever read, originally published by Skip Hollandsworth in the May, 2009 Texas Monthly Publication. The 'Day in the Life' feature shows us that focusing on what we are passionate about is what gives us the hope and energy to tackle whatever adversity is in front of us.
Ann and John McClamrock
Mental illness is a global health issue. In the United States alone, the National Institutes for Health reports that nearly 44 million adults (18%) experience mental illness every year. Among those with spinal cord injuries, over 48% are dealing with depression, anxiety, clinical level stress or PTSD, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Check out the latest addition to the links section on our website, that of mental health and depression. This is a topic not often talked about, but one which obviously affects millions of Americans. In order to help bring light to this issue, The Joseph Groh Foundation is launching a new set of links to help those seeking information on this topic. We have established a category called Mental Health and Depression on our links page, and have initially populated with seven websites providing information about – and about how to cope with mental health illness. We will also periodically publish articles about this topic both to our newsletter subscribers as well as on our Facebook page. This brings the number of links on our site to 183 across 13 categories of information, making it one of the most complete resources for people researching individuals with disabilities.