Family First

October - Be a buddy not a bully.
Bullying – Bullying happens every day. A child is bullied by others because of being perceived as different, weak or inferior. Studies show that children who are bullied are much more likely to develop depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, changes in eating patterns, physical complaints and decreased academic performance.

Oct. 15  -  Oct. 21

cyber-bullyingReporting bullies – In many cases, bullying happens when adults aren’t watching. From online bullying to incidents on the playground or in school halls, parents and teacher  can’t see everything. This week, encourage kids to tell a trusted adult when they are bullied or see someone being bullied.

See more videos in our Family First Video Library on the KRCG website.
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SSM Health Medical Group and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital are teaming up with our Family First partner KRCG-TV to focus on a year-long campaign to help families stay healthy and be active. By making small changes throughout the year, we can make a lasting impact on our overall wellbeing.

Through "Family First" we will provide families and the community with easy tips and timely health information. From getting better sleep to eating healthier and getting more exercise, there are small, achievable changes you can make in your everyday routine to create lifelong healthy habits.

Throughout the year, watch for informative stories, weekly tips and events that'll help your family live their healthiest lives.

Join SSM Health Medical Group, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital and KRCG-TV as we issue an important call to action encouraging families to make small, healthy lifestyle changes! Together, we can make a difference.

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