SERVING YOU. SERVING THE COMMUNITY. IMPACTING ONE FAMILY AT A TIME.
JANUARY MONTHLY AWARENESS
SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Across the nation, law enforcement and organizations strive to eliminate human trafficking. Join the effort to raise awareness and prevent human trafficking in your community. - National Day Calendar
NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO DONATE BLOOD.
Due to increased seasonal illnesses during the winter months and inclement weather conditions, donations of blood and platelets decline and demand increases. The American Red Cross and Blood Banks of America encourage everyone who can donate to continue their donations. - National Day Calendar
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. BE A MENTOR.
National Mentoring Month is an annual designation observed in January. This month, focus on how we can all work together to increase the number of mentors to make sure young people in our communities have dependable people to look up to and follow in their footsteps. - National Day Calendar
DON'T FORGET ABOUT US!
MOMMY AND DADDY, HELP US STAY HEALTHY, TOO. WE LOVE YOU!
CARING FOR YOUR INFANT'S VISION
How proactive are you when it comes to the health of your child's vision? American Academy of Ophthalmology gives tips and prevention for children's vision and eye care. Click on the button below to learn more.
VACCINES FOR ADULTS
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends certain vaccines for adults? Click on the button below to find out what they are.
STAY UP TO DATE ON YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS
Have your scheduled an appointment for your child's immunizations? Are you behind and need to catch up? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an Immunization Schedule that you can download. Keep your family healthy by staying on top of all vaccinations. Click the button below to download the CDC Vaccine Schedules.
GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT BREASTFEEDING?
What's the best way to hold my infant when I breastfeed? Should I take medicine while breastfeeding? Which is best, formula or breast milk?
Have those questions answered and more. Download "Your Guide to Breastfeeding" created by the Office on Women's Health. The sixty page guide will help you the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding your baby. For more information visit womenshealth.gov.
10 TIPS FOR MEN’S HEALTH
Take charge of your eating habits by choosing the types and amounts of foods you need. Make your food choices a priority and be physically active so you can be the healthy man you want to be.
Resource provided by USDA ChooseMyPlate.gov
10 TIPS FOR TEEN GUYS
Feed your growing body by making better food choices today as a teen and as you continue to grow into your twenties. Make time to be physically active every day to help you be fit and healthy as you grow.
Resource provided by USDA ChooseMyPlate.gov
The video above is created by Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.
QUESTIONS ABOUT SUICIDE
Suicide is a major public health concern. Over 40,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. - National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health answers questions about suicide. Download the PDF.
Resource provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Coping with the deep hurt after surviving a suicide attempt and finding hope is possible. The Lifeline is available for support, 24/7. Click the button below to get resources from The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
TODAY THERE IS HOPE. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?
How bad do you want to live a healthier life? How hard are you trying? Are you consistent? Do you have a support system in place? Have you made the necessary changes to be a healthier you?
Well, I encourage you to do your part. Don't try to follow someone else's regiment or journey. You do you! Who knows you better than yourself (besides those who are closest to you.)? You know what works for you. Now, don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying that you shouldn't get expert advice and have support, because you should. What I am saying is choose which method or resource works for you, and with the help of an expert or a coach do what you need to do to reach your goals.
For words of empower to motivate you to reach and exceed any goals, join our mailing list and have 12 Statements of Affirmation sent your email. And remember, do you and be hopeful!
Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station. Or, join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing. Get tips for increasing physical activities from ChooseMyPlate.gov
HAVING A HARD TIME SLEEPING?
We've added helpful resources from Tuck, an organization who promotes sleep health awareness. Tuck is the most comprehensive source in sleep. They use comprehensive, understandable, and up-to-date research on sleep science and health to answer you sleep questions. Visit Tuck.com to learn more.
WOMEN AND INSOMNIA
Women are more prone to insomnia than men. More women have frequent bouts of sleeplessness (several times a week) than men, and this tendency extends over all periods of life. Not only that, but as people age, the gap between women and men increases. - Tuck
HOW TO BUILD A BEDTIME ROUTINE
How often does this happen to you? You hop into bed, turn out the lights, get cozy under the covers, and then … nothing. Your mind is racing, your body is wired, and you can’t fall asleep. If this is something that happens to you a lot, you might need a healthier bedtime routine. - Tuck
DIETING AND SLEEP
Good sleep helps control weight. Poor sleep leads to weight gain and vice versa. These are general statements, of course, and individual experience may vary, but if you are trying to diet and lose weight or you are trying to improve your sleep, it pays to keep these interactions in mind. - Tuck