Category Archives: Health

Mental Health & Disability with Michaela Devins

Mental Health & Disability with Michaela Devins



United on Wheels – Episode 43

When it comes to mental health and disability, sometimes we don’t seek out the support and resources we need due to a variety of reasons. Despite any biases or preconceived notions, we should never let it stop us from getting the care we need! Michaela Devins, a member of United Spinal’s Boston Chapter and dedicated mental health and disability advocate talks about the personal struggles she encountered in effectively addressing her mental health after her spinal cord injury due to a diving accident. She has a lot of knowledge to share with us.

For more on the topic of mental health and to support United Spinal’s #StrongWheeled United campaign, visit https://unitedspinal.org/strong-wheeled-together/


Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick chats about safety in the time of COVID



CDC-trained medical epidemiologist & board-certified infectious diseases physician Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH joins Paul Amadeus Lane on the United on Wheels Podcast. On this episode they will discuss how caregivers can keep their patients safe during this pandemic. They will also speak about how (PWD) Persons with Disabilities can stay healthy during these challenging times.

Hollister SecureStart Services



On this episode of United on Wheels Paul Amadeus Lane speaks with Wendi Schmidt, she is the Sr. Continence Care Consumer Service Advisor for Hollister Incorporated. Join us as they talk about this amazing service.

Hollister Secure Start services support people living with an ostomy or neurogenic bladder throughout the continuum of care, regardless of the brand of products they use.

Hollister Secure Start services provide a lifetime of customized support for ostomy and catheter product users. Enrolling is easy and at no cost to you! Once enrolled, you’ll be matched with a Consumer Service Advisor who will call to explain our services, answer any questions, and provide ongoing support.

To learn more about Hollister Secure Start services, call them at 1.888.808.7456.


Mental Health Awareness Part 2



Brook McCall is joined by the amazing Dr. Dan Gottlieb. Dr. Gottlieb is a psychologist, author and for over 32 years he hosted a radio talk show. Dr. Gottlieb has lived as a quadriplegic for the last 40 years. In part two of our series Dr. Gottlieb shares his mental health insights from the perspective of a professional as well as someone living with a disability.

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Dan Gottlieb, please take a look at his website here.

Credit: Music: https://www.purple-planet.com


Multiple Sclerosis Q&A



As we wrap up MS awareness month, I am joined today by New Mobility Managing Editor Josie Byzek for a conversation about living with MS. Josie was diagnosed with MS 20 years ago this past February and has been the resident MS expert for New Mobility magazine for all of her 17 years on staff. She is also a mother, a school board member and a passionate activist.