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In May we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month. Many families deal with mental health issues throughout all stages of life, and healthcare providers are paying more attention to the links between mental health and physical health. Today, more and more resources are being developed to help people with Down syndrome recognize and address mental health as an important component of overall health and wellness.

Here is a list of mental health resources that your family may find useful:


Mental Health Resources Library


Finding a Mental Health Provider
Source: Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center


Mental Health Causes for Behavior Change During a Pandemic
Source: Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L


Depression in People with Down Syndrome
Source: Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center


Promoting Mental Wellness in Teens and Adults with Down syndrome
Source: Dennis McGuire, PhD


Sensory Processing Strategies to Promote Mental Wellness
Source: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L


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