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Making Mother's Day Memorable! Q. As a family, we are making plans to celebrate Mother's Day. This year will be a tough one because Dad passed seven months ago. Mom misses him so much, as we all do, because she leaned on him to give advice and support and keep the family bonded throughout our lives. Mom is a good scout and continues to do her best for us by caring and sharing. We know how lucky and fortunate we are!

nation to any question, 'Because I said so!'" Everyone will enjoy the laughter, and she will also enjoy rereading the others' poems. Giving flowers, lots of hugs and kisses, telling her how much you love her and remembering the wonderful and crazy times you experienced growing up are always worth repeating.

on her day. Honor that response. In most cases, mothers would most enjoy having their family together if it is possible. Hopefully, if not, this is the day for long and loving phone calls. If you can be together, some ideas for her happiness could include a brunch or picnic, asking each family member to gift her a greeting card in which they express their feelings and maybe even include a humorous poem. A favorite of mine reads:

Taking walks, relooking at your family photo albums and sharing other fond memories are always winners. Reminding everyone how much fun and enjoyment you had as a family is what families appreciate most. Other interesting family discussions can be about updating what is going on within families, educations, how couples met, grandchildren's activities, careers, along with goals and achievements. What are individual members doing and hoping and attempting to achieve now? Grandparents eagerly want to be kept in the family loop! Changes are always a part of life's process and are ongoing.

"Thank you for your patience and encouragement, / Strength and propensity, comfort and response to my cry, / And for those immortal words of expla-

Being taught right from wrong, making your mistakes and maturing is what families all do. As all parents know and learn over time, raising happy

How can we make Mom's day a happy one of quiet joy and peace this year?

A. First, ask her what she would most like to do

faith-driven children requires a major commitment of time and energy. Most parents believe it to be worthwhile!

REAL ANSWERS TO RETIREMENT LIVING! Before retiring from work, some individuals find that in their happiness of looking forward to doing so, they find themselves frustrated because they have not made plans and set goals. They have not taken time to take into account their expenses versus income, inflation's impact, where to live, what they will do with their free time, emergency savings accounts, how their families will react, who their new friends will be and factoring in their health issues and costs, and other factors. Surprises occur. What they anticipate may not be their results. Follow the Scout Motto: "BE PREPARED"! Doug Mayberry makes the most of life in a Southern California retirement community. Contact him at deardoug@msn.com. Emma, Doug's granddaughter, helps write this column. COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM


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Weather 101

May Temperature Records It’s hard to believe we are in the month of May! This is the time of year we start to see temperatures climb in the 90’s and even triple digits. It’s also the time of year that we can get some pretty good thunderstorms. May and September are the two months of the year that we can also get damaging hail – hail that is quarter size and larger.

By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman

Below is a graphic for the month of May (courtesy of the NWS El Paso) that contains various records that you may like to keep track of as we move day by day through the month. May temperature records for El Paso

What was the latest snow of the year to hit El Paso? A. April 20 B. April 27 C. May 4 D. May 15

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Weather Trivia:

Answer: C - May 4 (we had flurries)

“Doppler" Dave Speelman is the chief meteorologist at KVIA-TV in El Paso. You can watch his forecasts at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm on ABC-7 (channel 6 cable). If you would like Doppler Dave to address (explain) any weather issues you can email him at Dopplerdave@kvia.com


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Seniors Camps Cloudcroft Art Workshops June 4, 2018 - August 17, 2018 June 4-8 David Barranti Motivational Drawing June 11-15 David Barranti - Master Drawing Rich Gallego - Plein Air Oil/Acrylic/Pastel - All Levels ************ June 18-22 Mira M White - Mixed Media/Soft Pastel Michael Holter - Watercolor July 9-13 Ken Hosmer - Watercolor July 16-20 Laurie Goldstein-Warren Acrylic/Watercolor July 23-27 Alan Flattmann - Oil/Pastel ************ July 30-Aug 3 Cathy Lubke - Watercolor/MixedMedia August 7-10 Qiang Huang - Oil - All Levels August 13-17 Joyce Hicks - Watercolor

Things to do this Summer

Registar: Linda Shiplett Phone: 915.490.5071 OR Email: cawregistrar@gmail.com Other.Contacts Linda Carter 575.682.3601 linda@cloudcroftart.com marty@cloudcroftart.com

TrAvEl To WinniPEg, CAnADA & ThE FolklorAMA FEsTivAl August 4-10, 2018 • VIP service at Folklorama • Journey to Churchill Zoo Exhibit • St. Boniface Cathedral & Museum • Lower Ft. Garry Natl. Hist. Site • Mennonite Heritage Village Mus. • Royal Canadian Mint • Manitoba Museum, Forks Market • Guided city tour and much more! Call (915) 833-2650 For more information Around and About Tours, Inc. SEE PAGE 7

El Paso Parks & recreation senior Programs 50% Senior Discount for Ages 60 & over Leisure Services Administration 915-212-0393 Cloudcroft Art Workshops, LLC P.O.Box 1202 Cloudcroft, NM 88317

ACryliC PAinT Class is offered to persons 55 years and older. Have fun in a group painting atmosphere. In

this class you can learn the techniques used for this fast drying paint. Ages: 55 and up Days: Thursday, Fee: Resident $24.00 Non-Resident $30.00 Location: Wellington Chew Senior Center - 4430 Maxwell Ave. (79904), 915-757-2523 ConDiTioning ClAss Promotes moderate workouts by incorporating light weights to improve overall strength and tone. Wear comfortable clothes. Ages: 55 and up Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Fee: Resident $24.00 Non-Resident $30.00 Location: Wellington Chew Sen-

ior Center - 4430 Maxwell Ave. (79904), 915-757-2523 glAss ArT Learn the proper techniques to cut and shape stained glass, as well as how to solder and assemble pieces together. Learn to create beautiful pieces of art with glass. Ages: 55 and up Days: Monday Fee: Resident $24.00 Non-Resident $30.00 Location: Eastside Senior Center- 3200 Fierro Dr. (79935), 915-591-4292 *All programs are subject to change without notice. Continues on next page


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Things to do this Summer ... Continued from page 5 Program Fee less a non-refundable $7.00 Admin Fee may be refunded when participant withdraws from program before the first class meeting. A full refund will only be issued when the cancellation was initiated by the City.

rUMMAgE sAlE Ages:50 and up Fee: $5.00 / Table Tuesday, May 1 | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Wellington Chew Senior Center | 4430 Maxwell Wednesday, May 2 | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Happiness Senior Center | 563 N.Carolina Ave. Friday, May 4 | TBA | Pavo Real Senior Center | 9311 Alameda Tuesday, May 8 | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Hilos de Plata Senior Center | 4451 Delta Dr. Wednesday, May 9 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Grandview Senior Center | 3134 Jefferson Ave. Wednesday, May 9 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Eastside Senior Center | 3200 Fierro Dr. Thursday, May 10 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | San Juan Senior Center | 5701 Tamburo Tuesday, May 15 | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Wellington Chew Senior Center | 4430 Maxwell Friday, May 18 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Friendly Senior Center | 901 N. Virginia Wednesday, May 23 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Grandview Senior Center | 3134 Jefferson Ave.

sEnior DAnCEs Ages: 50 and up Fee: $5.00 / Dance sunday May 6 | 1:00pm to 5:00pm | Eastside Senior Center | 3200 Fierro Dr. Friday May 18 | TBA | Pavo Real Senior Center | 9311 Alameda Friday May 25 | 1:00pm to 5:00pm | Happiness Senior Center | 563 N. Carolina Ave. Cinco de Mayo Dance Entertainment provided by Galaxies Ages: Call Senior Center , Fee: $5.00 per person Location: Wellington Chew Senior Center, 4430 Maxwell (915) 7572523 Friday May 4, 1:00pm to 5:00pm senior Dance Mother’s Day Music by Sonora Clasica , Door prizes..Continues on next page


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Things to do this Summer ... Continued from page 6 senior Dance Mother’s Day Ages: Call Senior Center, Fee: $ 5.00 Location: Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Delta Dr. (915) 533-3207 Friday May 11, 1:00pm to 5:00pm Mother’s Day Dance Music by “Rondalla Romance” and DJ South. Free carnations for all mothers in attendance. Ages: Call Senior Center. Location: El Paso Senior Center, 600 S. Ochoa (915) 577-9870 Thursday May 10, 11:30am to 3:30pm “Tardeada” Mother’s Day Celebration With Live Music Food plates will be sold for $5.00 - Open to the public Ages: Call Senior center. Fee: $5.00 per person Location: San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo (915) 772-8365 saturday May 12, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Centers. saturday May 19 senior games Event- Track & Field (Must be pre-registered) Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood (Tentative venue) 8:00am. Information (915) 212-2152 Open to the public. 50 years and above. Fee $15.00 for 2 events and each additional event $5.00 includes free t-shirt. Senior Games registration at all Parks and Recereation Senior Centers. saturday May 19 sunday May 20 Art in the Park Memorial Park, 1710 N. Copia St. - 10:00am to 6:00pm. Free to the public. Bi-annual two day event featuring arts and crafts, entertainment and food. Wednesday, May 30 national seniors Fitness and health Day Pavo Real Senior Center, 9311 Alameda, Information (915) 8609131

MAy EvEnTs saturday May 5 senior games Event - Cycling (Must be pre-registered) Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. 7:00am Information (915) 212-2152 Open to the public. 50 years and above. Fee $15.00 for 2 events and each additional event $5.00 includes free t-shirt. Senior Games registration at all Parks and Recereation Senior

national senior health Fair San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo- 9:00am to 12:00pm, Information (915) 772-8365 A health fair in celebration of “National Senior Health Day” on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. Providing free flu and Pneumonia vaccinations sponsored by the El Paso Fire Department, health screenings, games, presentations, and senior health literature available. Lunch provided for

those registered with the Country Nutrition Program at San Juan Senior Center. Concessions will be available through the Advisory Board. FriEnDly sEnior CEnTEr Pat O’Rourke Rec Center 901 N. Virginia St. El Paso, TX 79902 Mon-Fri 9:00am - 2:00pm • Ages: 60+ • Socialize, make friends. • Table games, loteria, billiards, table tennis. • Walking club in the gym 10:30 11:00am. • Senior nutrition program providing a 1/3 Required Dietary Allowance noon time meal to El Pasoans 60 years of age or older.

oshEr liFElong lEArning insTiTUTE olli AT UTEP El Paso’s Premier UniversityBased Learning and Social Program for Seniors • OLLI is a not-for-profit organization run by members, providing continuing education on the UTEP campus for those over age 50. • Come for the intellectual stimulation; stay for the people. •OLLI provides learning opportunities to enhance the quality of life and the health and wellbeing of adults. • The OLLI experience allows older learners to be an integral part of the UTEP campus experience. Continues on next page


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Things to do this Summer ... Continued from page 7 • The atmosphere at OLLI is relaxed and informal: sharing knowledge and ideas and forging friendships. No tests or pressure...just the sheer joy of learning. • Choose from up to ten courses per week, most from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm. • Most classes are 90 minutes long, once a week for six weeks. • Science, music, art, history, politics, exercise, language, literature, and more. • Pay one registration fee per semester, not per class. • OLLI at UTEP is part of a national network of Osher Lifelong Learning TOPICAL INDEX Art Appreciation -ART OF THE BRITISH COUNTRY

HOUSE -WHO'S AFRAID OF MODERN ART -THE MAGICAL ART OF 19TH CENTURY -IMPRESSIONISM - THE GLORIOUS ART OF 19TH CENTURY POST IMPRESSIONISM -THE ART OF JAPAN Body,Mind,spirit -INTRODUCTION TO VIKING AND SAXON SPIRITUALITY -IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE TO PREVENT FALLS -CHI GONG/TAI CHI -MEDITATION AND THE POWER OF POSITIVE -SAFE AROMATHERAPY FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY -EASY VINYASA YOGA I -DEVELOPING A RELATIONSHIP TO THE IMPOSSIBLE -GRASPING THE SPARROW'S TAIL -MEDITATION, MINDFULNESS AND THE MENTAL

GARDEN -EASTERN AND WESTERN MEDICINE

MONOTHEISM -PROVERBIAL WISDOM -THEATRE APPRECIATION

Clases en Español -EUTRAPELICA CLASE PARA HACERTE DORMIR

language -PROGETTO ITALIANO (A1-A2) FOR BEGINNERS -CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH; BUILDING A REAL LIFE -BRIDGE (PART 1) - A FRENCH CULTURAL EVENT FOR BEGINNERS

Computer & Tech -IF YOU CAN MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH YOU CAN PROGRAM A COMPUTER -SOCIAL MEDIA - BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE! Culture -WOMEN, MEDIA, AND POLITICS -CHINA: YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW -JOURNEY THROUGH THE CRIMINAL MIND -LET'S CELEBRATE RUSSIAN STYLE! Current Affairs -SENIORS -PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS -OUR CHANGING WORLD GUEST SPEAKERS hand-on Arts -REPUJADO/METAL EMBOSSING CLASS A -REPUJADO/METAL EMBOSSING CLASS B -PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT -PAINTING ABSTRACTS -LANDSCAPES IN OIL I -LANDSCAPES IN OIL II history -GREAT WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF RUSSIA -AMERICANA MUSIC REDUX -A SKEPTICS GUIDE TO AMERICAN HISTORY (VIDEO CLASS) - THE WOMEN OF SMELTERTOWN, ORPHAN TRAINS AND THE "DARK AND DASHING HORSEMEN" -THE SOURCE OF THE WHITE NILE humanities -BEFORE THERE WAS

literature -HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH POETRY -CONTEMPORARY BOOKS (FICTION, NON-FICTION, AND DRAMA) -WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S AS YOU LIKE IT -THE POETRY OF LOSS -TOM LEA’S WONDERFUL COUNTRY Media -DARK COMEDY IN FILM -PERFECTION IN HOLLYWOOD: 1939 CLASSICS -THE SUSPENSE OF THE THRILLER: HITCHCOCK AND BEYOND -FILM NOIR: ENCORE Music RECORDER ENSEMBLE Music Appreciation -GREAT AMERICAN COMPOSERS -COPLAND AND MAHLER -UP FROM THE UNDERGROUND: THE RISE AND FALL OF PUNK ROCK -GREAT FRENCH COMPOSERS science -THE HUMANITY OF MATHEMATICS -FAKE SCIENCE PAST AND PRESENT

NEED MORE INFORMATION? CALL (915)747-6280 www.olliatutep.org


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Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks Hispanic Volunteers Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time Hispanics are 1.5 times as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that Hispanics 1.5 times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A momentous scientific study focused on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, and tracking it over time, seeks healthy volunteers without memory problems, as well as people who have mild memory problems, and those who have been diagnosed with mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. The prestigious Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative – or ADNI – funded by the National Institutes of Health, is one of the largest and longest running Alzheimer’s disease trials in history. Now in the third phase of trials, researchers are studying how quickly things like reasoning and the ability to perform certain functions change in the aging brain. Researchers need to better understand the disease progression in order to speed the pace of

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discovery in the race to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. “It is extremely important that more Hispanics get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, which affects nearly all of us in some way,” Continues on next page

SHARING SECURITY WITH MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY By ray vigil Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in El Paso, Texas

Spring is upon us, and it marks two very popular annual events: Mother’s Day and the release of Social Security’s baby name list! There’s no better time to share some security with the people you love. While spending time with your mom on Sunday, May 13, you can help her quickly and easily sign up for a free, online my Social Security account. You can do it from home, which means more time doing the things you want to do together. Signing up for a my Social Security account will give Mom the tools she needs to stay on top of her Social Security benefits. When she signs up at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, she can do a number of things.

If she does not receive benefits, she can: • Request a replacement Social Security card if she meets certain requirements; • Check the status of her application or appeal. • Get her Social Security Statement, to review: o Estimates of her future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits; o Her earnings once a year to verify the amounts that we posted are correct; and o The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes she’s paid. If she does receive benefits, she can: • Request a replacement Social Security card if she meets certain requirements; • Report her wages if she works and receives Disability Insurance benefits; •Get her benefit verification letter; •Check her benefit and payment infor-

mation and her earnings record; • Change her address and phone number; • Start or change direct deposit of her benefit payment; • Request a replacement Medicare card; and • Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA1042S for tax season. Is Mom not yet receiving Social Security benefits and still planning her retirement? Does she need a little help calculating how her benefit amount fits in with her other income sources in retirement? It’s easy to get instant, personalized benefit estimates, too. Our Retirement Estimator is the only source that provides Mom with Social Security estimates based on her own earnings record.

This allows her to receive the most accurate estimate of her future retirement benefits. Visit the Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator. Did you know that you and Mom can also share the 10 most popular male and female baby names of 2017? Social Security is the source for the most popular baby names, and we reveal the new names every year to celebrate Mother’s Day. Be sure to check our site around Mother’s Day at www.socialsecurity.gov/oact/babynames/. Sharing information about Social Security and helping Mom sign up for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount is a meaningful gift that shows you really care.


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ACross 1 Pain 5 Undomesticated 10 Actor Arkin 14 Anon 15 City on the Mohawk 16 Sound of music 17 1956 Leigh-Springer song 20 Palindromic verb 21 Select, in a way 22 Vigilant 23 Extensions 24 Foundation 26 Quay 28 Haze 29 Ad ___ 32 Ballesteros, of golf 33 Ms. Thompson, of fiction 34 ___ jam 35 Saint-Exupery classic 39 Paddle 40 Not barefoot 41 Close 42 Sock gps. 43 Vintage cars 44 Crew 46 Alexander had one

47 Pretty 48 Longfellow lass 51 Ut chaser 52 Fr. holy woman 55 Nursery rhyme, for short 59 Borsht base unit 60 Stopover place 61 Benny, of comedy 62 Diarist Frank 63 Feed memory 64 Fencing piece

DoWn 1 Ex-tennis great 2 Barbara, of song 3 Hockey’s Gordie 4 Darkroom vb. 5 Ineffective 6 Kett and James 7 Brook 8 Connors coup 9 LA ___ 10 Kind of tackle 11 Word with Eagle or Star 12 Fabric finish 13 Salamander 18 Run without moving

19 Ex-baseballer Luke ___ 23 Daredevil Knievel 24 Waited for 25 ‘‘. . . can’t be tasted in ___’’: Dickens 26 The Merry Widow composer 27 Civil-rights hero 28 Men 29 ___ one’s pockets 30 Peruvians of old 31 Boxing name 32 TKO 33 Got up 36 Nation formed in 1948 37 In that case 38 Ye Olde ___ 44 Rock dance 45 Aleutian island 46 Berliner’s You’re welcome 47 Rising star 48 Exile island 49 Legal right 50 British gun 51 Lorre role 52 Pass over 53 Part of TV 54 Perry’s creator 56 Ambulance gp. 57 Child 58 Evita character

Landmark Alzheimer’s Study... Continued from page 9 ...said Michael Weiner, MD, principal investigator of the study. “We need to know why and how Alzheimer’s disease progresses in Hispanics in order to discover new treatments that could significantly improve the way we treat it in the future.” The study uses state-of-the-art imaging to monitor brain levels of two proteins called tau and amyloid, both of which are significant indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers track cognitive function through computer tests at home and in a doctor’s office, which includes measuring changes in one’s ability to handle money, a common warning sign of the disease. “One of the biggest challenges researchers face is finding people to volunteer to take part in studies,” said Weiner. “We can beat Alzheimer’s, but we can’t do it without volunteers.” The ADNI Study needs 800 people to enroll in sites across the united States and in Canada. Researchers are looking for people between the ages of 55 and 90 who have normal thinking and memory function, as well as those who have mild memory problems and those who have been diagnosed with mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. No medication is involved. Potential study volunteers can learn more by visiting www.ADNI3.org or by calling 1-888-2-ADNI-95 (1-888-223-6495).


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Mental Health and Baby Boomers: Reducing Stigma Key to Healthy Aging By Adriana Urtubey, MD

As members of the Baby Boomer generation reach what was once considered their “golden years,” many are re-defining what it means to be an older adult. Instead of retirement and rocking chairs, they’re working longer and living more active lifestyles than their parents ever did. But while Baby Boomers tend to be more physically healthy than previous generations, many of my patients struggle to address a key component to overall wellness: their mental health. People are often surprised to learn that rates of mental health disorders are rising fastest among Baby Boomers: it’s estimated that 20 percent of people age 55 or older experience some type of mental health issue, and the number of older adults with depression is expected to double between 2010 and 2030. We go through a lot of changes as we age -such as death of loved ones, medical problems, or retirement -- that can make us feel uneasy, stressed or sad. Social isolation or the stress of acting as a caregiver can also negatively impact older adults’ mental health. It’s normal to go through an adjustment period after experiencing this kind of life event before starting to feel well again. But if these feelings persist and begin interfering with daily life and normal functioning, it’s time to seek the treatment needed to feel better. unfortunately older adults are often hesitant to reach out for help due to persistent stigma around mental health issues and gen-

• After your initial conversation, stay engaged with your loved one and check in regularly. Having consistent support from family and friends can make a huge difference in people’s well-being. Encourage your loved one to stay in touch and even expand their social interactions by visiting a local senior center or starting a new hobby that gets them out of the house.

erational differences in how these disorders are perceived. untreated mental health conditions can have serious consequences, including increased risk of suicide or worsening of co-occurring medical conditions. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a national observance dedicated to raising awareness about prevention, treatment, and recovery support resources available in our communities. It’s also an opportunity for each of us to reach out and offer support and encouragement to a friend or loved one who may be struggling. If you want to help someone you care about get the support they need, here is some advice for starting the conversation: • Show that you’re concerned in a way that is not confrontational or judgmental. Let them know that you care about them, and you want to check in because you’re concerned about recent changes you’ve noticed in their mood or behavior. • Keep questions simple. Ask how they’re doing, what they’re feeling, and how you can help provide support. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is available free on the internet and can be a helpful guide for what questions to ask. •Offer reassurance and hope. Let them know that they’re not alone, and that you‘re there to support them in actively seeking help to feel better.

Adriana Urtubey, MD

• Avoid phrases that could sound dismissive or accusatory. Although you may not understand what they’re feeling, it’s important to only express your unwavering support. • Suggest reaching out to a local recovery support resource. Ask if they have thought about seeking support from a professional trained to help with these types of issues. Consider having some suggestions ready to share, or offer to research local resources together. • Consider cultural barriers and needs when approaching your loved one. Keep in mind that mental health stigma and access to care can vary among different communities. For example African Americans and Hispanic Americans utilize mental health services at about one-half the rate of Caucasian Americans, and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate.

Raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health issues are keys to supporting wellbeing within our communities. It’s up to all of us to reach out and encourage our friends, neighbors and family members in need to access these available resources. For more information and links to mental health support resources in your area, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.nami.org or call the NAMI HelpLine at (800)-950-NAMI (6264). Adriana Urtubey, MD is a practicing physician at WellMed at Murchison in El Paso, Texas. She earned her medical degree at Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia, and completed her internship and residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Urtubey is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Want to know more about WellMed? Visit www.WellMedFindADoctor.com.


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