Well-Being This Week: Know the Signs of a Stroke

Thursday, March 31, 2022
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Each week, eJournal highlights a wellness resource to bring attention to the helpful organizations, articles and websites that are available for members or anyone who may need assistance.

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States — and it can happen to anyone at any age. When a stroke occurs, it’s important to seek emergency medical care right away. Learn to recognize the signs of a stroke, particularly the F.A.S.T. Warning Signs. F.A.S.T. stands for Face Dropping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty and Time to Call 911. Read this article at for more information about the F.A.S.T. Warning Signs and other stroke symptoms.

Find additional wellness resources on the MBA's Health & Well-Being page, which was launched in April 2020 to support member wellness during COVID-19. It features helpful resources for coping with stress, anxiety, panic, substance use disorder and more during the pandemic, with links provided by the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Program, as well as the MBA’s own Lawyer Well-Being Committee.