May Is Mental Awareness Month
February is Heart Disease month, as you have probably heard through television ads or radio announcements in your hometown. You understand the synopsis of heart disease: that is a term used to describe a range of medical complications having to do with a narrowing of the veins and arteries that lead to and from the heart, carrying the blood and oxygen that is vital to life itself. You probably also know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. You may know someone in your family, a friend’s family, or even an acquaintance’s family, who has developed heart disease. You can easily imagine your response if they revealed to you, “My uncle/grandmother/father/cousin/friend etc. has heart disease.” You immediately share in their grief, offering condolences. You comfort, send flowers, and hope for the best outcome. You ask how they are doing.
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