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Written by Bridget McNamara, Published on February 28, 2017

As occupational therapists, we have a distinct ability to combat mental health stigma and reduce barriers to accessing mental health services for our clients across all settings.

Underutilization of mental health services can have a huge impact on function, wellness, and ability to participate successfully in everyday life. 50% to 80% of people experiencing mental illness do not access mental health services, one of the main reasons being mental health stigma.

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Written by Meredith Grinnell MS OTR/L CBIS, Published on February 21, 2017

You have heard it on repeat in school, and have taken several classes on how to build a research question and how to research your questions. But how do you bring the evidence to OT practice?

So now you are about to step into a clinical position, or have been there for a brief amount of time. Where to begin?

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Topics:CareersClinicalcontinuing educationevidence-based practiceNew gradResearch

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on February 13, 2017

The secret is out! Occupational therapy is an awesome career and OTs make excellent companions.

Here is NGOT’s guide to 5 reasons to date an occupational therapist, based loosely on this similar post from our friends at New Grad Physical Therapy.

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