International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2018

Since 1999, friends and family of those who have lost a loved one from suicide come together on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We stand together during this time to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. Together we celebrate the lives of those we lost too soon and work together to help those in need to prevent suicide by expressing options for help. The ripple effect of suicide spreads outward and can be a trying time to recover for all those impacted. A global effort to raise awareness of suicide prevention is crucial with 800,000 lives lost each year. This number doesn’t include those who have attempted suicide! There is time for us to provide resources and a helping hand to save those going through their own hardships.

This Saturday, lets stand together with those who have lost a loved one. Coping with loss from suicide is a long and hard road to recovery. Lend a helping hand, a helping ear, or simply give them support. Times of darkness will end in due time.

November Awareness 2018

November brings awareness to cancers and diseases near to our hearts here at APW. Many of us have been spruced to friends, family, colleagues and peers who have also been impacted with some of these conditions and terrible cancers.

  • American Diabetes
  • Bladder Health
  • COPD Awareness
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Lung Cancer Awareness
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness

Throughout the month we will also bring awareness to the following

  • 11/9 – National Diabetes Heart Connection Day
  • 11/17 – International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
  • Week of 11/20-11/26 – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week

Mental Illness Week

This week (October 7-13) we focus on a very important topic. Mental Illnesses incorporates a wide range of diseases and illnesses that many of us live with on a daily basis and see in those we love and interact with. Some of these illnesses are hidden or masked by the barer in shame, guilt or otherwise. It is very important for all of us to raise awareness in support of those who need to seek help, are in care, and support those to stay in care for a healthy, happier life.

A stigma is a socially created misunderstandings of a subject. Disgrace, discrimination, disapproval are some key terms associated with social stigma. These stigmas are false and create a great misunderstanding of the individual and the health matter. The social stigmas surrounding mental illness make people feel ashamed for having their illnesses or even afraid to seek help. This shame can even exacerbate their condition making them feel useless, subpar, socially rejected, and lifeless. We could save lives by ridding these stigmas in our communities. We may not know you personally, but we care! We all have a story to tell; no two people have the same story, circumstances, or life.

ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia. You may not know it, but every single person is affected or knows someone fighting one of these mental illnesses. Comorbidity is the coexisting relation between two illnesses – many suffer both depression and anxiety, ADHD and depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. When we try to relate to those who are fighting the constant daily battles in their heads, we can only relate to a varying degree. Stand together to fight stigmas and bring awareness to these illnesses – show them they matter and that it is okay to seek help. We stand together to save the lives of all who have a battle to fight.


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