#AOENEWS - MAY '20

ANGELS OF EPILEPSY LATEST NEWS, BLOGS, EVENTS, & MORE!

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HAPPY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year the goal is to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.


It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses.

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Different parts of the country are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. The United States nationally is in the acceleration phase of the pandemic. The duration and severity of each pandemic phase can vary depending on the characteristics of the virus and the public health response.


  • CDC and state and local public health laboratories are testing for the virus that causes COVID-19. For more details, view CDC’s Public Health Laboratory Testing map.
  • All 50 states have reported cases of COVID-19 to CDC.
  • U.S. COVID-19 cases include:
CDC Guidelines on Coronavirus Prevention

This site is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Just click the button and it will take you to the website.

Support Angels Of Epilepsy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that supply the needs for epilepsy survivors and families, and other disability communities. Needs such as medical ID accessories, gifts to patients at local hospitals and homes, provide transportation, assistance with prescriptions, medical needs, and more.


Due to the #COVID19 crisis, AOE supplies food, household items, and other necessities to the seniors and disabled citizens in need of help.


AOE THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

A Common Problem for People Living with Epilepsy

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest, decreased quality of life, and can interfere with daily functioning and activities. Symptoms of depression can be mild to severe and can have an impact on self-esteem, socializing, and can create changes with appetite and sleep. The word depression can be misleading. Everyone has felt sad over a challenging or difficult time in their life. However, depression can present differently in different people. Some people show a lack of interest or become irritated with people they encounter. Others may have a low mood or sadness due the lack of social support or not feeling accomplished in life. Every situation is unique.
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When 4-year-old Ben Winterhalter required a follow-up visit two years after undergoing epilepsy surgery at Cleveland Clinic, his parents scheduled a virtual visit. From 400 miles away, they connected with his epilepsy specialist by video conference through a secure online connection.


His mother saw the virtual visit as a positive experience. “It was a great opportunity for us to speak face-to-face with our doctor without the added cost and inconvenience of driving out of state for the appointment,” Mrs. Winterhalter explains. “We were able to fit the visit into our schedule so Ben didn’t miss school and my husband didn’t have to take off work.”

~ Epilepsy Survivor, Advocate, & Writer ~

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Hello my name is Kim Hardy I am the Founder/CEO of HardyHandz Foundation. Handz Foundation is a 501c3 organization based out of South Carolina that was formed because there were no organizations in SC that focused on supporting those of us living with epilepsy. The mission of HardyHandz Foundation is to Educate, Advocate, and Support those surviving epilepsy. This year my focus is on the support aspect of HardyHandz Foundation through other epilepsy organizations on FaceBook and Instagram. Through these outlets I have been able to reach people all over SC, NC, and GA through my monthly Live Chats and daily post.

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AOEat's Healthy on Pinterest

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Cheesy Spinancy + Advocado Grilled Cheese

5 ingredients

Produce

  • 1/2 Avocado

  • 6 Spinach, fresh leaves

Bread & Baked Goods

  • 2 slices Bread


Dairy

  • 1 Butter

  • 2 slices Melty cheese such as American

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

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