It's National Nurses Week and while the holiday is over 35 years old, we still have not found the ideal way to put into words just how much our nurses mean to us all here on the central coast. So we thought we would try by mentioning our extreme gratitude that is beyond words and with a brief video tribute.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. In fact, 1 in 5 U.S adults experience mental illness, and approximately 17% of youth (ages 6-17 years) live with a mental health disorder. It's important to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma that many people experience and to point them toward getting help.
Every year, TRI recognizes an Ambassador who has worked tirelessly to help strengthen communities through the use of the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models. TRI has named their 2021 Individual Ambassador of the Year as: Magdalena Sunshine Serrano, LCSW - Director of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Services at CHC
Each year, NIIW celebrates the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children and families — and this year we’re reminding parents of the importance of staying up to date with routinely recommended vaccines following disruptions from COVID-19.