Mental health is making a turn towards people actually seeking help and wholeness which started first by building awareness. But to maintain this progress of people restoring their health, awareness needs to keep building. One way to do so is with national international awareness events that dedicate days, weeks, or a month to building awareness. Below is a list of all the types of awareness being promoted.
If you are wanting more resources to not only build awareness to topics of mental health, but incorporate prayer, Scripture, and involvement in Church, check out our mental health awareness cards.
Below, we have a list of the mental health and substance abuse awareness days, weeks, and months we could find. We’ve also linked to the corresponding organization that is hosting the day.
We encourage you to consider supporting these days or months of awareness in whatever capacity your organization or church can. You can dedicate a whole sermon series towards these topics or posting it on social media about mental health statistics.
We plan to promote this awareness every time from all of our platforms and social media accounts, so if you follow us, you will know of events coming up.
- February 22 – 28 – National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
- March – National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
- March 21 – National Down Syndrome Day
- April – National Autism Awareness Month
- May – Mental Health Awareness Month
- June – National PTSD Awareness Month
- August 31 – International Overdose Awareness Day
- September – Suicide Awareness Month
- September – National Recovery Month
- October 3-9 – Mental Illness Awareness Week
- October 23-31 – Red Ribbon Week (Drug-Free America)
- October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- November – National Developmental Disabilities’ Family Caregivers Month
If you know of more that we are missing, let us know in the comments.