Despite the fact that approximately 1 in 4 adults each year deal with a mental illness, the topic of mental illness can make many people uncomfortable. For those who have had friends or family impacted by mental illness or suicide, the stigma that society places on these issues can be isolating and painful.
July 5 marks the fourth anniversary of Wisconsin’s Smoke Free Air Law. The implementation of this law was an effective tobacco control strategy and has proven to be an effective policy change. We have made steady progress in reducing the prevalence of smoking in both adults and youth.
The summer weather we have all been waiting for is finally here! After the long and cold winter you may be anxious to get outside and enjoy the beautiful parks, beaches, and campsites of Sheboygan County. Before you run out the door, remember to apply insect repellent to protect your family and pets from insect bites and illnesses common in our area.
Findings from a survey and five focus groups conducted over the past two years by the Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 Health Literacy Committee indicate understanding health care instructions can be an especially daunting task for certain groups such as the elderly, young people new to the system, and individuals whose primary language is not English.
Preparation is important in life and preparing to see your physician is no different. Whether it’s a first time or a return visit to a doctor, being prepared will take some anxiety out of the visit as well as allow both you and your physician to focus on your concerns.
The days of summer are here. The kids have time off of school and the weather is getting warm. While experts say that having down time with no scheduled activities is a good thing for children, spending the entire summer doing nothing doesn’t sound like a ton of fun.
On Monday many of us had a vacation or a day off of school. It was Memorial Day - a day where we recognize and remember those who lost their lives while serving in the military. Did you observe this day while enjoying a day out of the office? Was there a moment during the day where it dawned on you why you have an extra day to gather with family and friends?
“It's not how old you are, it's how you are old.”— Jules Renard
In late March, more than 300 attendees joined together at Blue Harbor to talk openly and honestly about mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse in our community. Participants at this Community Conversation represented all walks of life and sectors including areas of local law enforcement, social services/human services, legislature, education, businesses, nonprofits, health care providers, and of course families and consumers.