Recognizing Mental Health Every Month

Mental Health Every Month


As a society, we need to have more honest conversations about mental health in order to bring awareness to the issues that people face.  While people may be familiar with the names of mental illnesses, harmful stereotypes may prevent people from truly understanding what others are going through.  Awareness days/weeks/months are perfect opportunities to create discussions about different types of mental health issues.  Chances are, several organizations and many different people will attempt to bring light to specific struggles during these official recognition times. While I believe that mental health should be talked about every day of the year, I also find value in many people coming together to talk about a common issue, and that’s exactly what awareness days/weeks/months accomplish.  May was National Mental Health Awareness Month, but there are mental health awareness times every month of the year!


If I left out an awareness time, please contact me with the date and the official name of the recognition period.  It will be added to this post.  Please note that for awareness weeks, I did not include specific dates because the dates may change each year.  Any “National” recognition periods refer to the United States unless otherwise specified.


Mental Health Awareness Times


Mental Wellness Month


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week


Self-Injury Awareness Day (March 1st)

National Sleep Awareness Month

Brain Awareness Week


National Stress Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

World Health Day (April 7th)


National Mental Health Month


PTSD Awareness Month


National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month


International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st)


World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th)

National Recovery Month


National Bullying Prevention Month

ADHD Awareness Month


Mental Health Wellness Week


National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month


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1 Comment

  1. I agree with this. Mental Health is completely overlooked and the stigma of it created by the media has prevented people from talking about it on a daily basis. Mental Health discussion should be encouraged and not discouraged.

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