Mental Illness Awareness Week

The Ripple Effect Of Mental Illness PERSON People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population. People with serious mental illness are nearly twice as likely to develop these conditions. 18.4% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2019 (9.5 million individuals) The rate of unemployment is higher among U.S.…

National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. How much do you know about a stroke? Like, what is it, how is caused, who is more likely to suffer a stroke? What are its signs and symptoms, how is it diagnosed and treated, and is there a way to prevent it? With this post, we want to spread stroke awareness by helping…

National Mental Health Month/Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 3 – 9

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 3-9 also happens to be Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Sioux Center Health family wants to spread awareness, improve understanding, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions. Across the United States, over ten (10) million persons are diagnosed with and are directly affected by a mental illness. Others…