Help Therapy Newsletter - August 2022
The Mental Health Connection
Many children and adults alike are going all out this month, determined to get the most out of it as back-to-school time approaches. Children may be disappointed that Summer is coming to an end, but parents may be relieved to send their kids back to school and back to a “normal” schedule.
And speaking of schedules, we’ve realized that knowing which providers have openings at any particular time may be challenging, as availability opens and closes dynamically. We’d like to make it easier by providing regular updates. Some of the insurance carriers we can accommodate right away are:
Community Health Group
Optum / UHC
We also want to express our appreciation to all of you who voted for Help Therapy in the San Diego Union Tribune’s Best Companies Poll. We’re listed as a Favorite Company in the non-medical healthcare services category.
And, as President of the San Diego County Council on Aging (SDCCOA), I’d like to personally invite you to join Help Therapy at the San Diego County Council on Aging Health Fair on Sept 30th. More information can be found here.
Enjoy the remainder of your Summer!
Annette Conway, PsyD
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Mothers often face a variety of barriers when starting and continuing breastfeeding. Some of these barriers relate to lactation issues, concerns about breastfeeding while taking medications, unsupportive hospital practices and access to resources and other support. Each August, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) hosts an advocacy and outreach campaign inviting organizations and individuals to take action and spread the word about changes to policies and practices needed to support babies and families. 2022 National Breastfeeding Month is divided into four weekly observances:
Week 1: World Breastfeeding Week
Week 2: Indigenous Milk Medicine Week
Week 3: Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week
Week 4: Black Breastfeeding Week
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