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Make It OK
Mental Illness - Let's Make it OK
Each year, one in four Americans experiences a mental illness. Most will wait an average of ten years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma.
May is mental health awareness month, which makes it the perfect time to start talking about mental illnesses and what we can do to Make it Ok. We are part of a local effort to change hearts and minds about the misconceptions about mental illnesses. The effort is part of a campaign called “Make It OK,” and is designed to encourage people to talk more openly about mental illnesses and ask for help.
How can you help? By speaking up. When we start talking, we realize that mental illnesses are more common and relatable than we think. And more importantly, people experiencing mental illnesses will be treated with respect, acceptance and be more apt to get the care they need.
Many of us don’t know how to respond to people when they bring up their mental illness. But the answer is that it can be very similar to what you would say to those who have cancer or heart disease. For example:
- “What can I do to help?”
- “I’m here if you need me.”
- “Can I drive you to an appointment?
- “Things will get better.”
Visit MakeitOK.org to learn more about the campaign to learn what you can say.
May is Bus Bike Walk month in Duluth. Check out the poster below for all of the upcoming events and activities!
Check out the Lunch and Learn calendar for 2017 (locations for presentations to be announced):
Resilience: Address the Stress
On Wednesday, May 17th, join us as Julie Zaruba-Fountaine, Wellness Coordinator for the College of St. Scholastica, defines resilience and shares tools and resources to build it. This free presentation will be held in the Green Room of the Main Library at 12:15pm.
Diabetes Prevention Program
What Is the Diabetes Prevention Program? It is a lifestyle change intervention program where groups meet once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, a lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.
For example, you will learn to:
Am I at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?
You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you:
If you think you may be at risk, a health care provider can do a blood test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes. You may also take this quick test to determine if you are at risk.
If I am prediabetic, how do I enroll?
Contact Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein at 218-730-5201 or email email@example.com to sign up or ask more question.
When and Where will the class take place?
Next class TBD
For more information regarding course curriculum please visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention
If you missed Rock Climbing at the Y - there will be more opportunities! Check out Deb Strohm scaling the wall:
If you missed the Tobacco-Free Services presentation by Essentia Health representatives, please contact Angel. If you or someone you know is trying to quit any form of tobacco, Essentia is here to help. Please contact Angel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-730-5201 with any questions.
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Vision StatementTo create a supportive environment that will reinforce a safe, healthy and well-balanced lifestyle; leading to healthier and productive lives.
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