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Mental Health and Addiction Awareness Days

  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • September
  • October

February 26- March 4, 2017

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week


March 1, 2017

Self Harm Awareness Month


July 1 – 31, 2017

National Minority Mental Health Month

In 2008 the US House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This provides NAMI state and affiliates with a wonderful opportunity to reach out to diverse communities. Organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


September 1 – 30, 2017

Recovery Month

Recovery Month aims to promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers, and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug disorders in all its forms is possible. Organized by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

September 5 – 11, 2016

National Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business and anyone can participate in National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide and suicidal behavior affects individuals of all ages, genders, races and religions across the planet. Suicide affects more men than women in all countries but China. Risk factors remain essentially the same from country to country. Mental illness, substance abuse, previous suicide attempts, hopelessness, access to lethal means, recent loss of loved ones, unemployment and vulnerability to self-harm are just a few examples of risk factors. Protective factors are also the same in all corners of the world. High self-esteem, social connectedness, problem-solving skills, supportive family and friends are all examples of factors that buffer against suicide and suicidal behaviors. Organized by American Association of Suicidology.

September 10, 2016

World Suicide Prevention Day

We believe that through a combined effort at an international and local level, a difference to the lives of many will be made. Suicide Can be Prevented. * The WHO has noted that not all suicides can be prevented, but a majority can. * Developing and implementing national strategies as well as specific local interventions can lower rates of suicide in diverse populations. * Successful approaches to suicide prevention have includes: restricting access to means; establishing community prevention programs; establishing guidelines for media reporting; and engaging with frontline professionals through gate keeper training programs Organized by International Association for Suicide Prevention.

September 25, 2016

National Psychotherapy Day


October 1-31, 2017

Bullying Prevention Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1-7, 2017

Mental Illness Awareness Week

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October to celebrate. MIAW has become a NAMI tradition. It presents an opportunity to all NAMI state organizations and affiliates across the country to work together in communities to achieve the NAMI mission through outreach, education and advocacy. The National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding is Tuesday. Organized by NAMI.

October 5, 2017

National Depression Screening Day

Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, NDSD raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. NDSD is the nation’s oldest voluntary, community-based screening program that provides referral information for treatment. More than half a million people each year have been screened for depression since 1991. Spread the Word about National Depression Screening Day – select a news brief to post to your website or email to your community. Organized by Screening for Mental Health.

October 10, 2017

Worldwide Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The Day promotes more open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention and treatment services. The treatment gap for mental, neurological and substance use disorders is formidable especially in poor resource countries. Physical and mental health are intertwined. There is a real need to deal with mental health problems of people with chronic physical illnesses and physical care of mental health consumers through a continued and integrated care. Organized by the World Health Organization. See World Federation for Mental Health for annual themes.

October 23 – 31, 2017

Red Ribbon Week (Drug-Free America)