Arkansas Health

September Is National Recovery Month

Sep 6, 2013
Arkansas Department of Human Services

September is National Recovery Month, and the state’s Department of Human Services is working to raise awareness about mental issues, substance abuse and recovery.

32 percent of adults in Arkansas report having “poor mental health,” which is slightly higher than the 30 percent national average.

Kate luck, spokeswoman for the Department, says this percentage encompasses several issues.

Arkansas Officials To Mark National Recovery Month

Sep 6, 2013

The Arkansas Department of Human Services is holding an event to encourage people recovering from behavioral health issues to speak out.

The state is marking National Recovery Month on Friday with a news conference and celebration on the Clinton presidential library lawn in downtown Little Rock.

The event will include a governor's proclamation and stories of substance abuse and mental health recovery from those who are living it.

Heat Related Illness Video For Coaches and Athletes

Aug 27, 2013
Arkansas Department of Health

A new training video, informing coaches of how to protect their athletes from heat-related illness, is being filmed Tuesday and Wednesday of this week on Cabot Public School’s football field.

With temperatures reaching the triple digits, everyone is at risk of dehydration or even heat stroke. Athletes are especially vulnerable, but Dr. Dirk Haselow, an Arkansas State Epidemiologist says anyone spending any time outside should be careful.