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Health Literacy Newsletter

November 2019
In this issue:
  • Teen Mental Health
  • National Diabetes Month
  • Upcoming Events
  • Contact Us


Teen Mental Health

Teens face many challenges these days, including mental health issues.  Many children and teens lack access to appropriate mental health services.  Below, some resources for those trying to help teens and their families:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/protective/youth-connectedness-important-protective-factor-for-health-well-being.htm

https://ok2talk.org/

https://namimass.org/nami-mass-compass-helpline/


 

NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH

In November, National Diabetes Month focuses attention on the growing cost of diabetes on America's health. From the physical, emotional and social effects, to financial damage, diabetes impacts more than 30 million people in the United States. Also known as American Diabetes Month, this month focuses on making healthy changes and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

  • Get a physical. Regular checkups let us know where we stand and what changes we need to make. Ask questions, too!
  • When we make small changes, we are more likely to stick with them. So, add one or two small changes at a time, instead of huge sweeping changes.
  • Keep track of your goals. We are more likely to be honest if we write down our daily intake than if we just guess. You can use apps on your phone to track your food intake and make sure you’re making healthy choices.
  • Get a buddy. It’s more fun when we make changes together than if we go it alone.
  • Learn more from the American Diabetes Association.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Help prevent type 2 diabetes. Learn about healthy diet, exercise and how to control diabetes. Get involved. Use #NationalDiabetesMonth to post on social media.

HISTORY

American Diabetes Association founded National Diabetes Month to spread information and resources concerning diabetes.

UPCOMING HEALTH LITERACY EVENTS
 
 
  • December 6th:  Opioid Overdose Prevention (074/102) 
    • Praxis provides Opioid Overdose Prevention training to all Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services funded substance use disorder treatment programs. This 3-hour interactive training includes instruction, discussions, interactive activities, and naloxone demonstration. 
    • Location: Hotel 1620
      180 Water St., Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360
      508-747-4900
    • Registration Fee: $30 payable to AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
      Mail payment to: 5 Northampton Street, Worcester, MA 01605
    • If you have any questions, please contact:
      Gina Colon
      Training Coordinator
      AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
      gina@adcare-educational.org
      508.752.7313
  • December 7th:  Plymouth Public Library Consumer Health Resource Center presents "Finding Health/Medical Information Made Easy".   3:30 pm at Plymouth Public Library.
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