World Mental Health Day: Promoting Awareness

Posted on October 28, 2015 by admin

World Mental Health Day is an annual, global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Every year on October 10 we can join together in shining the spotlight on a particular aspect of mental health. The theme for 2015 is Dignity in Mental Health. Joining organizations all over the world including the World Federation … Continue reading “World Mental Health Day: Promoting Awareness”

Breathe easy! Respiratory Care Week: October 25-31

Posted on October 25, 2015 by admin

Most people have heard of physical therapists, and often occupational therapists or speech therapists. But what about respiratory therapists? If you live with lung disease, like cystic fibrosis, asthma or COPD, you likely have encountered a respiratory therapist at some point–even without realizing it. Respiratory therapists are specially trained professionals with university or college degrees … Continue reading “Breathe easy! Respiratory Care Week: October 25-31”

Looking back in the year there was World Autism Awareness Day. Now that October has arrived, it is Autism Awareness Month. Instead of going through what Autism is, I chose to interview a mother of five children about her experiences with autism. Gerry: Hi Rebecca, and thanks for taking the time to share your experience. … Continue reading “An interview with Rebecca: Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month!”

Are you getting a flu shot?

Posted on October 6, 2015 by admin

I’m considered high risk for flu-related complications, so I make sure that I get a flu shot every year. If you have asthma, like me, you should be getting one, too. That also goes for anybody with diabetes (of any type), cystic fibrosis, COPD, heart disease, kidney disease, blood disorders, neurological disorders, a compromised immune … Continue reading “Are you getting a flu shot?”

Learning Disabilities and ADHD Awareness Month

Posted on October 1, 2015 by admin

On my personal blog, I write a lot about my experiences with learning issues and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD.  While learning disabilities or learning-related issues are in their own way very misunderstood, simply through people just not knowing what they are (for instance: I am able to learn—I learn differently!), ADHD has its own … Continue reading “Learning Disabilities and ADHD Awareness Month”