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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

The month of September is dedicated to
raising awareness of the prevalence of
suicide. This month focuses on prevention
and postvention resources as well as a
general understanding of this national
health crisis.
If you are in crisis now dial the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

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4th Annual Normal Is Overrated Event


Community Partner Happenings

Grief Support Through Art
Mental & Behavioral Health
HEART is an adult grief support group that meets biweekly.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk
Health & Wellbeing
Join us on Saturday, October 1st
The event Begins at 8 a.m.
Ceremony + Walk at 9 a.m.


Stewards Of Children
Mental & Behavioral Health
This training will teach adults strategies to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Fire, Police & First Responders
Health & Wellness
Please accept a FREE SANDWICH from Mission BBQ on 9-11 as a small thanks for all you do to Protect, Serve & Save.
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Diabetes Boot Camp
Health & Wellness
As part of Wellness Wednesdays, this informational class is designed for underinsured or uninsured individuals who may be pre-diabetic or diabetic.
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Healthy Life Center Classes

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Important Information

Parents need to know that Lee County leads in teen driving fatalities, followed by Collier, Charlotte, and then Hendry County.

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Children who read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school. You can make a difference in helping children achieve success.

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Malnutrition Awareness Week is September 19th – 23rd. Malnutrition threatens your health and your ability to fight sickness and injuries.

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Highlights from Healthy Lee

Helping Our Community Achieve its Healthcare Goa¬ls
Access to Healthcare
Jacqueline Hart with the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida,(HPCSWFL), a healthcare insurance navigator, provided an overview on the importance of having healthcare insurance at a recent health plan workshop at the Empowerment Center. This is part of a community collaboration affectionately called “Health is Wealth”.

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The Healthy Lee movement was created to empower and inspire visitors and the people of SWFL to live a life of optimal health and well-being by making healthy lifestyle choices through education and action. This newsletter gives you access to our valuable resources and news. Please feel free to submit your organization’s events to under the Events tab. If you require assistance, please email [email protected].

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