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Important Wellness News

  • 31-Day Kindness Campaign

    Posted by Nancy Jirik on 10/8/2020

     Dear Staff Members:

    This year has been extraordinarily hard on people. We had a mental health crisis happening before the pandemic, but it has been amplified by the layers of stress this year. A recent study showed 2 out of 3 adults are depressed or anxious because of the pandemic. 

    Clip Art of a heart There is a movement happening spearheaded by Dr. Michelle Robin and Lockton Insurance Services called the 31-day Kindness Campaign. Olathe Public Schools is joining their mission to fight the mental health crisis. Research shows kindness has the power to change attitudes and mental outlook. Join us in creating change and promoting kindness.

    The 31-Day Kindness Campaign begins Oct. 14 and runs through Nov. 13. Every morning, beginning Oct. 14, you’ll receive an email with today’s kindness quote, a small message of inspiration from Michelle, and an act of kindness you can do for yourself or someone else.

    We encourage you to be part of the movement. Sign-up for free to receive the 31-Day Kindness Campaign at: www.smallchangesbigshifts.com/kindness

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  • October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted by Wellness Department on 9/30/2020

    graphic for October Breast Cancer awareness month Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Men can develop the disease as well.

    Learn who is at risk, reducing risk, early detection, screenings, warning signs.

    It is imperative you learn about breast cancer. A way to help, is keeping informed, and consider volunteer opportunities.

    Visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.

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Wellness Department Overview

  • The Olathe Public Schools cares about the well-being of our staff. Well-being is not just about physical, it is about focusing on other aspects of your health: emotional, intellectual, spirtual, enviormental, social, occupational, and financial. Human Resources can provide employees and their families with various resources to improve and maintain wellness.

    Check this webpage for information on the 8 Pillars of Well-Being, a monthly newsletter and much more. 

    For more information about any of these health initiatives, email wellness@olatheschools.org or call 913-780-7000.