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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Did you know that according to  psychiatry.org more than half of the people with mental illness don’t receive help for their disability?   While for some it may be due to issues with access, or lack of awareness of their illness,...

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of mankind. For generations, this syndrome was met with sadness and grief by families. That is changing as people become more aware of the syndrome and get to...

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World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)

Suicide has become epidemic. It is most prevalent in men in the 45-75 age group, but it happens far too frequently across all age groups, races, genders and economic classes. Military veterans are reported to have double the suicide rate of...

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September is National Pain Awareness Month

National institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledge chronic pain as a disease. It can come from a variety of issues ranging from arthritis to a traumatic injury. Many people struggling with ongoing pain also face stigma from others who minimize or are...

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Today is National Relaxation Day

When it comes to our health, self-care tips tend to focus on exercise, healthy eating and regular doctor appointments.   What about relaxation? Healthy relaxation practices restore and rejuvenate our body and mind and are vital to overall...

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August 13th is Left-Handed Day

Today we celebrate our left-handed friends! Did you know that left-handedness was once thought of as a disability? Parents and teachers went so far as to use physical restraints on children to force them to use their right hands. Worse, left-handers...

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National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Month, a time to bring awareness to the importance of being properly vaccinated. This is especially true for those who work as essential workers, such as our Flatrock staff who are in close contact with residents....

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Happy Independence Day! — Celebrating 32 years with the Americans with Disabilities Act

It was not that long ago that a physical disability made a person a “shut-in.” Stairs, narrow passageways, and small bathrooms barred those with physical limitations from participating in everyday life and prevented gainful employment....

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July is National Fragile X Awareness Month

July marks National Fragile X Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of this misunderstood syndrome. Although Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, many of us are unaware of this...

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Continued COVID-19 Response

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 illness have decreased and the vaccination rates have increased. Many businesses and public places have relaxed the protocols that were in place to prevent the spread of the virus.   It is not a time, however, to...

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