May Wrap Up Link Party

Since its inception, the goal of Easter Seals is to provide programs and services to families with children that require special care. At Easter Seals North Georgia, we do this through education and care. I particularly like May – not just for the weather – because it reminds everyone the importance of health and education. Cause awareness serves as a reminder that these issues affect many people in our community. To have a prosperous, self-sufficient community, we need to make sure everyone is educated, healthy and empowered!

Check out these links for tips and resources ICYMI…

Health:

Mental Health Awareness – article contributed by ESNG’s Mental Health Manager Juanita Brigman

Better Speech and Language Month – article contributed by ESNG’s Speech Therapist Cristina Jones

Women’s Health Week – resource for women to be healthy at any age

Education:

Teachers Appreciation Week – meet some of our great teachers

Prevent Summer Brain Drain – some tips and resources for the summer

General awesomeness:

ESNG’s President/CEO Donna Davidson Receives The 2015 Medder’s Award

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The Importance of Women’s Health

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Between Mother’s Day and Women’s Health Week, May is centered around women. Generally speaking, women are the center of our lives. Our moms are the very first people to love us. Without them, we would literally not exist. Yet, their health isn’t always their priority – between work, family, life. Let’s take a minute to remind our moms, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, cousins, neighbors and besties to take this week to think about the importance of their health.

Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list – First Lady Michelle Obama

Now, we’re not asking you to drop everything you do and go run a marathon. If you do, that’s great! Do you take 15 minutes out of your day to focus on you? Maybe that’s going for a walk, reading, doing a hobby, catching up with a friend…the list is yours to make. While you are making your list, why don’t you add your annual physical with your doctor on there. If your a mom, remember how you were so good about making your child’s wellness check ups? Those are important for you, too. You need to be hitting your milestones in your 20s, 30s, 40s and so on.

Don’t forget bblog2eing healthy isn’t just your body, it’s also your brain and emotions. Coincidentally, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Being a woman is a lot to handle. Make sure you are handling it well. Talk to your doctor if you feel like you need help. Trust us, it’s okay to ask for help!

Well, ladies, we hope you enjoy this month that’s all about you. You deserve it. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. You may feel and act like Wonder Woman, but don’t forget that she was part of a team.

Some great resources:
http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/
http://www.cdc.gov/women/nwhw/
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may-mental-health-month-0
https://www.nami.org/mhm