Health and Wellness 

Announcements

The Health and Wellness Ministry's Word on Wellness topics for May are Stroke and Mental Health Awareness. Strokes are emergency situations that occur when bloodflow to the brain is stopped resulting in short or long term damage to the brain. The following websites will assist in understanding why and how strokes occur, and what can be done to prevent them:

 

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/stroke/risk-factors-for-stroke

 

Men and Stroke | cdc.gov
https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/men.htm

 

 

Mental health refers to a person's state of mind and overall emotional well-being. It is often erroneously interchanged with the term "mental illness." Mental illnesses are diagnosed conditions that affect thoughts and behavior. The below websites will assist with understanding the importance of maintaining a positive mental outlook:

 

https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/q-and-a/whats-the-difference-between-mental-health-and-mental-illness

 

https://www.mhanational.org/issues/black-and-african-american-communities-and-mental-health

 

https://www.mcleanhospital.org/essential/how-can-we-break-mental-health-barriers-communities-color