When was your last eye exam? This is a reminder to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. Routine exams are crucial to keeping your eyes healthy so after you make your appointment, share this reminder with your friends and family too.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 6. Learn how you can join the conversation and find resources to help if you think your child may be suffering from a mental illness:
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of health-related injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and some types of cancer.
Drinking can often start at a young age (40 percent try it by 8th grade), and while talking to children and teens about the dangers of alcohol can be potentially awkward or uncomfortable, it’s a crucial conversation to have.
It’s never too early to open lines of communication with your child, explaining the risks of alcohol use and expressing a consistent message that underage drinking is unacceptable and illegal.
Preventing underage drinking takes more than a single conversation. Being a good role model to your child helps them more than anything else.
For tips on what to say to your child, what you need to do with them, and resources on getting them help, you can download this guide.