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Georgia State: Dr. Erin Vinoski Thomas Presents on Mental Health and Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Erin Vinoski Thomas, research assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences at Georgia State University School of Public Health, recently presented on mental health and wellness for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

Timed in conjunction with Mental Health Month, the AUCD Twitter chat, IDefineMyWellness, solicited input from people with disabilities on what wellness and mental health means to them. 

Dr. Thomas discussed lessons learned about using social media to generate discussion among community members and self-advocates about how they define wellness, resources they use to enhance their wellness, and gaps in resources in services they have identified that could be filled by public health researchers and practitioners.

Dr. Thomas also serves as the Director of Health and Wellness in the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State, whose mission includes translating research into sustainable community practices that lead to independent, inclusive, and productive lives for people with disabilities.

Learn more about Dr. Erin Vinoski Thomas.

Learn more about the AUCD webinar.

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