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November is National Family Caregivers Month
November 1 - November 29
We’re proud to recognize November as National Family Caregivers Month – a time to celebrate the contributions of caregivers, provide them with tools that they need, and continue to advocate for individuals with mental illness.
There are over 53 million Americans who are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. Twenty-seven percent or nearly a third of adult caregivers are helping someone with a mental illness. Caregiving can often have a significant impact on the life of the caregiver in more ways than one. It can make maintaining your physical and mental health more difficult and may put a strain on work and social life.
The national observance is spearheaded by our friends at Caregiver Action Network, a nonprofit that provides free education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers. The 2021 theme, #CaregiverAnd, encourages family caregivers to celebrate the passions and interests that enrich their lives. This is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.
Learn more about caregiving and coping with the stress of caregiving at bit.ly/2Zmcmem.
Please join Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide as we recognize National Family Caregivers Month.