June is National Home Safety Month

Safety At Home

What you can do to keep you and your family safe at home

Keeping your family out of harm’s way is your Number 1 priority. Unfortunately, many of our homes can be dangerous – preventable injuries and deaths continue to rise in homes and communities.

The Council estimates everyday approximately 245 people die of unintentional injuries in homes and communities. In 2007, the six leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S. were:

When someone is injured, the effects go beyond that person and extend to family members, friends, neighbors, employers and communities. More >

May 13 through May 19 is National Women’s Health Week

Dear HRSA Grant Program Directors:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will celebrate National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) May 13-19, 2012.  In conjunction with NWHW, National Women’s Check-Up Day will be celebrated on May 14, 2012.

Many national, regional, state and local organizations are already on board to ensure as many women as possible are reached during NWHW.  As front-line health care workers and communicators, you are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in this important national health awareness campaign.  There are many ways to participate.  You can host a health fair during the week of May 13-19, or More >

May is National Mental Health Month

Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness

By Brooke Nichols, eHow Contributor

There are specific signs and symptoms to look for if concerned about mental illness. People may have their own awareness of symptoms, or signs can be observed by friends and family members. If symptoms are noticeable, it is advisable to seek the help of a mental health professional to address problems before significant impairment in functioning occurs.

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Depressive illness can range in severity from mild forms such as dysthymia to major depression. Symptoms of depression included chronic sadness, changes in sleep and appetite, loss of pleasure More >