Ola Lokahi Newsletter – October 2018Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Ola Lokahi
World Mental Health Day 2018 sheds light on young people
People experience mental health challenges in different ways. Some are affected by episodes of anxiety or depression, and others may suffer from severe and disabling conditions that last a lifetime. Young people face unique struggles as they navigate changes during adolescence and early years of adulthood. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
What you should know about brown water advisories
The rainy season has officially arrived in Hawaii, and brown water advisories posted by our Clean Water Branch warn the public about hazards that may be caused by storms and floodwaters. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Small changes mean healthier choices
Extra, unwanted calories from snacks and drinks can add up quickly and lead to obesity, so here are some tips to make healthy choices when selecting drinks and snacks. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
How Hawai‘i Fights The Bite
Zika, dengue and chikungunya are potentially deadly diseases spread by Aedes mosquitoes, a species known to have an appetite for humans. When mosquitoes bite an infected person, they carry diseases called arboviruses and infect the next person they bite. There are several simple actions you can take to fight the bite. It starts by removing mosquito breeding grounds. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.