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Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

In 1949, May was designated as Mental Health Awareness month. Throughout the month of May, many organizations and individuals across the country will be raising awareness of the prevalence of mental illness and the importance of taking care of your mental health just as much as you take care of your physical health. It is also is a time to work on breaking down the long-held stigma associated with struggling with mental health issues. One in five Americans struggle with a mental health condition – that could be your neighbor, friend, family member, or even you! Let’s start the conversation about mental health today!

The month of May also has some very special recognition weeks:

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-8, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time for us to let the teachers at both Laurel Hall locations know how much we celebrate and honor you for the critical contribution you make in the growth and development of our students. The patience and guidance you share with these children on a daily basis will make a positive impact on their lives for years to come. We are proud of the important work that you do.

National Nurses Week: May 6-12, 2021

National Nurses Week honors the contributions and sacrifices that nurses make all year long to keep us healthy. Every year it falls between National Nurses Day, which is May 6, and the birthday of famous nurse Florence Nightingale on May 12. Did you know that Brook Lane has more than 70 nurses and nurse practitioners that help provide hope, healing and recovery to our patients, clients and students? THANK YOU to the nurses at Brook Lane for all that you do. We appreciate you!

National Hospital Week: May 9-15, 2021

National Hospital Week gives us the chance to shine a light on our hospital and acknowledge all of our incredible employees, in every department, program and location! We are always grateful for the dedication and compassion of our employees, but especially after navigating such a challenging pandemic year, we could not be more proud of the professionalism and care you have shown and provided to the people in our community who need our help the most. THANK YOU for everything you do each day to make the lives of our clients better.