Week of May 5, 2019
What’s Happening: Mother’s Day is next week! Celebrate that special woman in your life with a gift certificate for a massage. These are available for purchase Wednesday, May 8th & Thursday, May 9th.
Fun Holidays this Week:
May 6: National Nurses Day – Thank a nurse today.
May 8: National Teacher's Day – Thank a teacher today.
May 9: Lost Sock Memorial Day – A moment of silence for all those socks lost in the dryer. Feel free to throw away all your mismatched sets today.
Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:
3 cups pineapple, cut into chunks
Combine ingredients in a pitcher. Chill until ready to serve – about 1 hour.
Mental Health Awareness Month
During the month of May, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will launch the WhyCare? awareness campaign for Mental Health Month. The campaign emphasizes how the “power of caring” can make a life-changing impact on the more than 40 million people in the U.S. who face the day-to-day reality of having a mental health condition. The campaign is focused on increasing education, resources, and access to care. Central to the campaign is encouraging others to learn the facts about mental illness. NAMI’s goal is to bring mental health education to all corners of our communities. With education, people can identify warning signs of mental health conditions and help someone who may be struggling. Navigating life with mental illness can be difficult, and NAMI wants to make it easier to find resources and people who care. The WhyCare? campaign features a webpage, shareable graphics and a downloadable emoji pack for smartphones— resources that can be used as a way to reach out to someone or to show your community that you care about those with mental illness. By caring and working together, we can create positive change. We can shift the social and systemic barriers that prevent people from getting appropriate care and treatment. We can work towards a nation where everyone affected by mental illness can find the support and care they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. “NAMI believes that providing education and support—and advocating for better care and treatment—is critical to getting people on a path of recovery,” said Angela Kimball, Acting CEO of NAMI. “This year, during Mental Health Month in May, we’re asking you to tell us why you care using the hashtags #WhyCare and #NAMIcares to join the conversation with examples of what you are doing personally or in your community.”
Key Mental Health Statistics Include:
1 in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health condition.
1 in 25 (11.2 million) adults in the U.S. lives with a serious mental illness.
46.6 million adults in the U.S. face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental illness.
Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24, but early intervention programs can help.
NAMI. (2019, April 30). Retrieved May 5, 2019, from https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/This-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-Answers-the-Question-WhyCare-”-About-Mental-Health
If you or a family member are in crisis, (24/7) call 911. For non-life threatening situations, (24/7) call 211. If you or someone you know needs support or a referral, call NAMI Rochester’s Helpline at (585) 423-1593. They are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
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