“‘OpenDyslexic,’ Free Font, Helps People With Dyslexia Read Online”

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** Updated link …. http://dyslexicfonts.com/  The Huffington Post site has reported having technical problems because of power issues related to Sandy, the article link may or may not work on October 30, 2012, but the updated link will take you directly to the site with information about the font ***

This October 7, 2012 article on the Huffington Post Tech site, talks about an open source font that is designed to help folks with Dyslexia read better online.  The article includes a sample of the font, and links to where you can get the font.

I do realize that this isn’t specifically a mental health issue, but I also know that sometimes something as simple as enabling someone to do something many take for granted can be a huge boost to their self-esteem, which can benefit their journey on the road to recovery from mental illness.  So, in this case it’s safe to say it is an indirect connection.

Warming Center at MHA

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This resource link takes you to a page about the Mental Health Association (MHA) Warming Center in Erie, PA.  They open their doors when temperatures become dangerously cold in the winter, and this site explains not only about the center, but how folks can help them help others.

“Recovering after a Disaster or Emergency” (Red Cross)

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The above link is one that may be of use to folks on the east coast as “Frankenstorm” (aka Hurricane Sandy) wreaks havoc on us, but also for other types of disasters that can happen on smaller scales ranging from fires to floods to earthquakes to chemical spills.