Wow! Can you believe how fast the month of April has gone? As we head into the last week of this month, let's look ahead to the month of May and see what health awareness campaigns will be going on throughout the month.
Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health Awareness Month dates back to 1949 in the United States. It is a time to educate ourselves and others on issues surrounding mental health, including ending the stigmas that surround mental illness. Get involved this May by learning more about mental illness. Or, you can join a NAMI walk. NAMI is a large organization dedicated to helping those whose lives are affected by mental illness. Click here to find more information on NAMI Walks.
Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
As we head into May, it is important to think about the health of our skin. The month of May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Skin cancer is America's most common cancer and most preventable. This is a good reminder to keep our skin protected as we head into the summer months.
Stroke Awareness Month
Another important health awareness campaign that takes place in May is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, with thousands suffering from a stroke every year. Dedicate the month of May on learning how to prevent a stroke from happening to you. Click here to learn more about stroke prevention. Also, it is important to know the symptoms of a stroke. Watch the video below to learn how to recognize symptoms of a stroke by using the acronym F.A.S.T.
May is a wonderful month as daylight continues to increase, the weather warms considerably and brilliant colors are seen in the green trees and vibrant flowers that are blossoming. While you are enjoying the month of May, don't forget to think about your health.