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MAY 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health America

800.969.6642

https://www.aha.org/mental-health-awareness-monthhttps://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month





Older Americans Month

https://acl.gov/oam/history








May is also:

  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Prevention Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Food Allergy Month
  • Bike Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • High Bloodpressure Education Awareness Month
  • Hunnington's Disease Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month
  • Osteoporosis Awareness Month
  • Physical Fitness and Sports Awareness Month
  • Preeclampisa Awareness Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Teen Pregnany Prevention Month
  • Trauma Awareness Month

AWARENESS WEEKS THIS MONTH:

May 2-8, 2022              Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week, Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

May 8-14, 2022            Women's Health Week, Food Allergy Awareness Week, Prevention Week, Medical                                       Fitness Week

May 16-22, 2022             Bike to Work Week

                                 

AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

May 2, 2022                 Melanoma Monday 

May 4, 2022                 Maternal Mental Health Day (World)

May 5, 2022                 Hand Hygiene Day (World)

May 6, 2022                 No Diet Day (World)

May 7, 2022                 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 10, 2022               Put on Purple Day

May 12, 2022               Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day

May 18, 2022               Trauma Survivors Day

May 20, 2022               Bike to Work Day, Autoimmune Autoimflammatory Arthritis Day

May 25, 2022               Senior Health and Fitness Day

May 30, 2022               No Tobacco Day (World)

Note: There could be errors in data/typing. We try to verify & post the most accurate information we can. When in doubt or question, always verify information for yourself with reputable sites.

LOCAL EVENTS:

If you have ideas for other support groups or would be interested in attending, contact us on our contact page! (stroke, amputee, caregiver, etc.)


Local SUPPORT GROUP Links:

Dignity Memorial: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/about-dignity-memorial/supporting-our-communities/comforting-those-who-grieve Check out their LIFT program for widows and widowers

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center:https://marybird.org/services/survivorship/

Baton Rouge General:https://www.brgeneral.org/patients-visitors/support-groups/

Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital:https://www.brrehab.com/site306.php

St. Elizabeth Hospital:https://steh.com/patients-and-visitors/classes-and-events/event-results?&LocationDescendants=true

Francois Bend & Life Source Hospice Caretaker Support Group First Monday of each month 6:00-7:00p  http://business.ascensionchamber.com/events/details/support-group-11-08-2019-2259

Garden View Assisted Living: Caregiver Support Group & Grief Support Grouphttp://gardenview.org/

Anna's Grace with (Ainsley's Angels)https://www.facebook.com/AnnasGraceCares/

Helpful / Interesting Links

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/about-dignity-memorial/supporting-our-communities/comforting-those-who-grieve Check out their LIFT program for widows and widowers

https://www.facebook.com/skidawgs/ Check out David and his Adaptive Skiing Program on Facebook!

http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org/ Check out our own local Social Worker, Karen Roy, as Ms Wheelchair America 2019!

https://www.vettix.org/ For Vets Check out this resource for veterans and their families. Free tickets to concerts, games and more! Also on Facebook!

http://cameronsshoes.org/-local Non-Profit started by a PA to distribute shoes to kids in Cali, Columbia

http://www.mclindonfamilyfoundation.org/ For special needs children to get free custom bikes! Your PT can refer.

http://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/ For Vets

http://www.nonvacare.va.gov/ For Vets

https://www.facebook.com/ExcelRehabServices?ref=hl#!/jarforchange?fref=ts

http://www.jar4change.org/ To help young Joey raise money for the sick babies at Woman's Hospital

http://www.buyveteran.com/ To help you locate local veteran owned businesses

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/ For amputee support

https://www.facebook.com/womenwineandconnections/ -Making connections and supporting the community. This charity helps support our local Food Bank and Iris support for Domestic Violence. It keeps your donations local!

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