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Last month, my office hosted our quarterly town halls, District Dialogues, in East Atlanta, East Point, and South Fulton. To view the pictures from the 2018 Summer District Dialogues, click here. Please peruse this email for important information from my office about our district and county. Please check out the events happening this month in our district's facilities, communities, and beyond.

To review the agendas and minutes from the Board of Commissioners' meetings click here or visit AgendaMinutes.FultonCountyGA.gov.

Don't forget to visit my Facebook Page or Twitter for postings about events and important information.

Best Regards,
Marvin Arrington, Jr.
Fulton County Commissioner, District 5


BOC September Meetings



September is an awesome month for awareness and prevention, see below:

  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • National ITP Awareness Month
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • Sepsis Awareness Month
  • Usher Syndrome Awareness Day (third Saturday)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 9-15)
  • World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10)
  • World Sepsis Day (Sept. 13)
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month
  • Sexual Health Awareness Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (Sept. 13)
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (Sept. 18)
  • Falls Prevention Day (Sept. 22)
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day (Sept. 26)
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week (Sept. 26-30)
  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (Sept. 28)
  • World Rabies Day (Sept. 28)
  • Family Health and Fitness Day (Sept. 29)
  • World Heart Day (Sept. 29)
  • Sport Purple for Platelets Day (Sept. 30)


Suicide Prevention

What leads to suicide?

There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often occurs when stressors and health issues converge to create an experience of hopelessness and despair. Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide, and it is often undiagnosed or untreated. Conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance problems, especially when unaddressed, increase the risk for suicide. Yet it’s important to note that most people who actively manage their mental health conditions go on to engage in life.

Suicide Warning Signs

Something to look out for when concerned that a person may be suicidal is a change in behavior or the presence of entirely new behaviors. This is of sharpest concern if the new or changed behavior is related to a painful event, loss, or change. Most people who take their lives exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do. Click here for more information




 Commissioner Arrington to Host “It Takes A Village” School Kickoff
Annual event now expanded to two locations covering the southern part of the county

SOUTH FULTON, GA. –Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. will help the Fulton County community kick off the 2018-2019 school year with his fourth annual “It Takes a Village” back-to-school event.  This year’s event is scheduled for two locations over a two week period.  The first of these will be at Villages at Carver YMCA; 1600 Pryor Road SW; Atlanta, GA 30315 on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  to be followed by another event at Wolf Creek Library;  3100 Enon Rd SW; Atlanta, GA 30349 also

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