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National Pain Awareness Month

September is National Pain Awareness Month and every year, pain professionals and advocates come together from all around the country to bring awareness to the impact that chronic pain has on millions of people in the United States. These professionals strive to educate the general public on how to prevent general pain and deal with it, and collect funding to further their research in pain prevention. Everyone experiences pain differently, and it’s often difficult symptom to communicate with your peers or healthcare professionals.

Here are some ways that you can observe Pain Awareness Month:

Volunteer

Taking the time out of your day to help someone who is suffering from chronic pain can make a world of difference in someone’s life. At Amen Hospice we love hosting new volunteers in the community. Apply today to be a volunteer with us!

2. Advocate

Talk about what Pain Awareness Month means to you and share as much knowledge as possible on pain management and well-being. You never know who you could be helping by simply sharing your wealth of knowledge. For more information on this topic, you can visit the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

3. Collaborate

If you know of anyone suffering from chronic pain, you can collaborate with others to organize gatherings and support groups. Pain is often a complex feeling and bringing people together who can talk about it, is the key to helping get the message out.