Suicide Prevention Month

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September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people between the ages 10-34. In addition to this, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Along with this, the National Alliance on Mental Illness reports…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15th through October 15th is recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics make up 18.5 percent of the U.S. population and are the largest minority group in the country. Due to the size of the Hispanic population, it is important to celebrate their culture. Additionally, the purpose of Hispanic…

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National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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September is named as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This awareness month was initiated to educate communities on the importance of early detection and intervention in the fight against childhood cancers. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer death rates for children have declined, but still remains the leading cause of death among children. The…

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National Suicide Prevention Month

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This month is recognized by many mental health advocates, organizations, survivors, and community members to unite and promote suicide prevention and awareness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34. September is designated the month to share…

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MedicAlert Awareness Month

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The month of August is Medic Alert Awareness Month. For over 60 years, the MedicAlert Foundation International (MAFI) has customized jewelry for people who suffer from life threatening medical conditions. Dr. Marion Collins established MAFI after his daughter, Linda, nearly died of a severe allergic reaction during a simple non-life-threatening medical procedure. Soon after, the…

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