Entries by Jumo Health

Mental Health: #StopTheStigma

The stigma surrounding mental health makes one third of Americans embarrassed to even talk about it. We at Jumo Health have pledged to #StopTheStigma. In part 3 of our mental health awareness month feature, we learn how Gianna got involved in an organization that is dedicated to this cause – Bring Change to Mind. We […]

Understanding Cystic Fibrosis Audiobook

The Medikidz take Ella on a trip to the lungs and pancreas to explain how the lungs and pancreas function, what cystic fibrosis does to the body, how genes work, and how cystic fibrosis is treated in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book, Understanding Cystic Fibrosis.

Mental Health: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds. It’s important to know the warning signs and how to seek help for yourself or a loved one. We’re continuing the conversation with Gianna, who shares her experiences with depression, anxiety, and a suicide attempt, and Dr. Shashank Joshi, a child and adolescent […]

Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression

1 in 5 young adults has a diagnosable mental health condition; 50% of these begin by age 14. In this episode, we speak with Gianna, a junior in high school who has lived experience of depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. She shared her story with us to help start a conversation and bring to […]

Spinal Cord Injury: Family Matters

Today, we’ll be focusing on family and parents – an important topic for young people who have a spinal cord injury. In our last episode, Dom spoke of his experiences and struggles with maintaining independence on a personal level. Today, we’re going to concentrate on relationships with family members and the challenges that may arise […]

Spinal Cord Injury: Self-Care and Independence

Dom, who suffered a C5/6 spinal cord injury when he was 23 years old, and Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, talk to us about self-care and independence. Though taking good care of yourself may often require the help and assistance of others, it’s important to […]

Spinal Cord Injury: Relationships

Today, we talk to Dom, an advocate for people with disabilities who suffered a C 5/6 spinal cord injury, and Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, about love and relationships after a spinal cord injury. This type of injury and the changes that come as a […]

Spinal Cord Injury: Mental Health

The sudden life changes that accompany a spinal cord injury can have a massive impact on your mental health. On this episode, Dom explains to us how he struggled and ultimately managed his depression, anger and fear. We also speak to Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital […]

Spinal Cord Injury: Health and Lifestyle

Led by Dom, a former member of the Royal Australian Air Force with a C5/6 spinal cord injury, today we’ll get into health and lifestyle, what Dom’s experience has been, and some helpful things to keep in mind. We’ll also be hearing from Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney […]