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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BH Care to hold Block Party to mark Mental Health Awareness Month

ANSONIA = This month, BHcare is raising awareness of the important role mental health plays in our lives and encouraging members of the community to learn more about their own mental health and to take action immediately if they are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness. When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage
4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs of symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms. We don’t ignore them. In fact, we develop a plan of action to reverse and sometimes stop the progression of the disease.
 
Mental illnesses are not only common, they are treatable.  BHcare has helped thousands of individuals and families who struggle with mental illness live happy, healthy lives. Learn what you can do both to protect your mental health and know the signs of mental illness #B4Stage4. Visit www.bhcare.org for more information.
 
In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, BHcare will hold its annual Community Bock Party on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at 435 East Main Street in Ansonia.  The event will culminate a variety of month-long activities to promote the importance of good mental health and to celebrate the improved quality of life provided for thousands of individuals and families. This year’s “Luau” block party will feature food, games, arts and crafts, music and more. The Block Party is free and open to the public. Children and adults are invited to wear their Hawaiian shirts and clothing. Ansonia Mayor, David Cassetti will be presenting a proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month.
 
BHcare is a regional community provider of behavioral health, addiction prevention, and domestic violence services for the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Greater New Haven and Shoreline communities.
 
(This is a press release from BH Care) 
 

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