June marks the transition from spring to summer. If you are planning employee newsletters, intranets, or other communications, we’ve compiled a list of June events with links to helpful resources from event sponsors or topical experts. Some links include tool kits and social media messages related to the event; others offer valuable information on the topic. Here’s our pick of June dates & events that you may want to check out and promote to your employees.

Men’s Health Month

What better way to commemorate Father’s Day than to look after Dad’s health? June is designated as Men’s Health Month. The purpose of dedicating a month to this theme is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. And while it’s good to think of Dad and his health, why not encourage any of the men you care about to get a health screening? Getting recommended screenings is one of the most important actions men can take for their health. Depending on age and medical history, screenings might include checking for certain types of cancer; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; diabetes; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); and mental health conditions, such as depression and PTSD. Get screened: The Men’s Health Network offers a downloadable Checkup and Screening Guidelines for Men that tell which screenings to have, and when.

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

More than 55 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. June is designated as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month to raise understanding and awareness of this disease and how people can get help. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Learn about the 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and most people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but it’s a progressive disease, meaning that it worsens over a number of years. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. In late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. On average, a person with Alzheimer’s lives 4 to 8 years after diagnosis but can live as long as 20 years, depending on other factors. For more information or help, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website or call the 24/7 Helpline anytime: 1.800.272.3900.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. See our blog post LGBTQ+ Pride Month at Work for a variety of resources to help employers practice equality, respect, and inclusion by celebrating the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. The post covers links to the history of PRIDE month and how it is celebrated today, key organizations, LGBTQ+ workplace articles,  and more.

Great Outdoors Month

Every June, Americans across the country get outdoors during Great Outdoors Month, a month-long celebration of responsible, healthy outdoor recreation on local, state and federal lands and waters. See the National Parks Service on Great Outdoors Month and Find Your Park. Other events held throughout the month include June 3: American Hiking Society’s National Trails DayJune 3-11: National Fishing and Boating WeekJune 20: Kids to Parks Day.

PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. There are currently about 12 million people in the U.S. living with PTSD, but most don’t seek the help they need. June is PTSD Awareness Month, designed to help spread knowledge, awareness, and help resources about PTSD,  June 27 is PTSD Screening Day. Taking a PTSD self-screen can help you learn if your feelings and behaviors are related to PTSD. To learn more and to get help, visit the National Center for PTSD, the world’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress from the US Department of Veteran Affairs. (Note that the resources are not just for veterans.) Learn more about PTSD and available treatments, as well as how to get help for those suffering from PTSD and how families and friends can get support.

ESI EAP Member Website theme for the month of June

In June, the member website theme is The Facts About PTSD. Resources include a webinar and relevant content. EAP members can log in at the home page: www.theEAP.com.

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