Independence Now recognizes the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States.
The Independence Now team looks back at 2020 and lists all the new ideas that were implemented – and what a list it is!
In honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Independence Now has contacted several Consumers to gather stories about their experiences getting mental health support, especially during COVID.
Independence Now created this guide to help individuals with disabilities find accessible behavioral and mental health services in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Independence Now reaffirms our commitment to continue the important work of creating a more equitable and safe community for all.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, we sat down with Rochelle Harrod, an Independent Living Specialist at Independence Now and coordinator of our Annual Women’s Tea.
All through February, join Independence Now as we proudly celebrate Black History Month by sharing stories of black activists and pioneers in the disability rights movement. Today we’re sharing the story of Johnnie Lacy, a social justice pioneer and one of the founding members of the first Center for Independent Living (CIL), in Berkeley, CA.[…]
Today, we honor one of the great champions of civil rights and human dignity, a man who brought hope and progress through peaceful protest and advocacy. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dedication to addressing discrimination left a historic legacy and continues to inspire generations of advocates to advance his work for justice. Independence Now was proud[…]
On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Independence Now joined Invisible No More, Black Disabled Lives Matter, a burgeoning grassroots sector of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) with diverse disabilities, for a pop-up protest in downtown Silver Spring.
Kayla, a Maryland Youth Leadership Forum alumna and current PolySci major, discusses the importance of helping and supporting others – particularly in the context of Black Lives Matter.