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MAY 1-7 IS NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

"Finding Help, Finding Hope"

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is May 1-7, 2017. FPHSA values educating people about children’s mental health, advocating to improve services, and celebrating all the work that has been done in the past! We celebrate the hope and strength of children, youth and families.

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

"Risky Business"

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When you or someone you love is coping with compromised mental health it can be a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that good mental health is essential to everyone’s well-being, and mental illnesses are common but are also treatable. It is important to remember that people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms. 

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"Well-Ahead" to Becoming a WellSpot Worksite

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At Florida Parishes Human Service Authority, the health and well‐being of our employees and persons we serve is important to us. As a result, FPHSA is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Health’s  (LDH’s) Well-Ahead LA program to be designated as a WellSpot worksite. LDH is recognizing organizations that commit to making the healthy choice, the easy choice through healthier environments, and increased access to healthy choices.  Being designated as a LDH Well-Ahead WellSpot worksite strategically aligns with our mission.

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April is National Autism Awareness Month

Join us in Celebration

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Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. You can learn more about promoting autism awareness to encourage friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation by clicking "read more" below.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!

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