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Mid-May Mambo

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Tra la! It's here!
That shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear!
It's May! It's May!
The lusty month of May!

Camelot
Music by Ken Darby, Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

I guess you would think that singing about the arrival of May in the middle of the month is a little strange. Well, I meant to do it a few weeks ago, but have been so darned busy checking off all I need to do to recognize the healthcare commemorations taking place this month.

In particular, it was a true honor to receive a 2013 EPIC award from the Mental Health Association of South Florida yesterday. And it was even a greater honor to be standing with my fellow recipients, who all do so much for the community on a daily basis. Now, this is an organization that truly deserves a month of its own.

Mental Health Month is an annual observance designed to increase awareness about mental health and mental illness. This year's theme, Mental Health Matters: In Your Life, reminds Americans that caring for their mental health is as important as taking care of their physical health because mental health impacts all areas of life.

                                                                                                           DHHS.gov

Ok, check that one off.

Older Americans’ Mental Health Week is coming up. And, by the way, it is also Older Americans’ Month.

Check and Check.

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