Mental Health Month
People often focus on their physical health, but mental health is equally important. Oftentimes, workplace stress is a main factor in declining mental well-being. Nearly 80 percent of Americans consider their jobs stressful, so chances are you may be feeling stress-related emotions. Meeting job deadlines, having a heavy workload, being under constant pressure and working long hours all take their toll. That kind of stress can spark feelings of insomnia, anxiety, depression and even anger.
Luckily, there are ways to reduce workplace stress that can carry over into your everyday life:
Prioritize your duties from least to most important.
Slow down and think problems through before reacting.
Ask for help with tasks if you need it.
Take a break when you begin to feel overwhelmed.
Focus on what you can control.
You don’t have to feel alone. If you’re experiencing any sort of mental health issue, whether mild or severe, please visit www.mentalhealthamerica.net/.

May 1 – 31
Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation
1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 965-7595 Fax
cvillines@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org

Better Hearing and Speech Month
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
(800) 498-8255
(301) 296-5700
(301) 296-8580 Fax
nsslha@asha.org
www.asha.org/bhsm/

Food Allergy Action Month
Food Allergy Research & Education
7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102
(800) 929-4040
(703) 691-3179
(703) 691-2713 Fax
ngregory@foodallergy.org
www.foodallergy.org/life-with-food-allergies
Contact: Nancy Gregory
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness
10 Kings Mill Court
Albany , NY 12205-3632
(518) 465-1058
info@gehfm.org
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com
Contact: Diane H. Hart

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
901 N. Washington Street, Suite 703
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 367-7171
support@noys.org
noys.org/

Healthy Vision Month
National Eye Institute Information Office
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
kcollins@nei.nih.gov
nei.nih.gov/hvm
Contact: Kym Collins-Lee
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, G-37
Atlanta, GA 30033
(800) 232-4636
(404) 718-8596 Voice
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hepawarenessabcs.htm

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
media@aafa.org
www.aafa.org/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx