“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
—John F. Kennedy
3.5 Million Reasons to Hope
To round out our Mental Health Awareness Month focus in April, we’re closing with an opportunity to help change the narrative about mental health in our community. That’s why Hancock Health Foundation launched its Mental Health Campaign in 2020. We’re raising $3.5 million to improve services across Hancock County. And while we’re not asking our ambassadors to help fund the effort privately, you can use your enthusiasm and social network to help spread the word. Share a video or the campaign landing page to rally support and help us end stigmas about mental illness in Hancock County. Because nothing will change until we talk about it!
Making Health Possible
Hear those birds chirping? Smell the sweet blossoms budding? Those are signs it’s time to get back out into the yard and get your hands dirty. Our health and lifestyle website, Health Possible, has plenty of great ideas to inspire your home garden this spring. Check out some of the helpful posts in the links below and visit HealthPossible.org for more.
Need a boost? Plant your zen.
Where to begin? Garden prep 101.
What now? Explore April plantings.
Busting Myths About Diabetes
Our Mythbusters series, which debunks common myths about health care, is answering one of the most common chronic illnesses we treat at Hancock Health: Type 2 diabetes. Take a look at the video here. And if you’re looking for more answers to questions about diabetes, get to know the expert by revisiting our profile of Dr. Keri Kissell, director of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Hancock Internal Medicine.
Hank’s Dad Joke of the Week
Q: What did the femur say to the patella?
A: I kneed you.