JANUARY

Mental Wellness Month (Mental Health America www.mentalhealthamerica.net )

No Name-Calling Week (dates vary by year, but typically the 3rd week in January. www.glsen.org )

FEBRUARY

Eating Disorders Awareness Month (www.nationaleatingdisorders.org)

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (last week of February, dates vary by year, check www.nationaleatingdisorders.org )

Random Acts of Kindness Week (second full week of February www.randomactsofkindness.org )

MARCH

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (third full week of March www.nationalsave.org )

Teen Health Week (dates vary, check www.collegeofphysicians.org/thw for dates and themes)

Self-Injury Awareness Day – SIAD (March 1)

APRIL

Stress Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month (www.ncadd.org)

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (www.nsvrc.org)

Screen-Free Week (last days of April and first days of May, check www.screenfree.org for annual dates.
2018: April 30 – May 6, 2019: April 29 – May 5, 2020: May 4 – May 10)

National Alcohol Screening Day (Thursday of the first full week of April, www.mentalhealthscreening.org)

World Health Day (April 7 www.who.int )

MAY

Mental Health Month (www.nami.org)

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month (www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com)

National Women’s Health Week (starts on Mother’s Day each year. Themes available at www.womenshealth.gov)

National Prevention Week –  annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. (May 13 – 19, 2018. Dates and themes vary by year. Check www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week for details)

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 10, 2018. Date and theme vary by year. Check www.samhsa.gov/children/awareness-day for updates)

JUNE

LGBT Pride Month

Men’s Health Month (www.menshealthmonth.org)

National Men’s Health Week (the week leading up to and including Father’s Day each year.  Themes available at www.menshealthmonth.org )

PTSD Awareness Day (June 27 www.ptsd.va.gov and http://www.nctsn.org  )

JULY

National Minority Mental Health Month (visit www.nami.org for themes)

AUGUST

Friendship Day (first Sunday of August. Themes available at www.friendshipday.org )

SEPTEMBER

National Recovery Month – to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. (Click here for the annual theme and visit www.recoverymonth.gov for more information )

Suicide Prevention Month (www.afsp.org or www.nami.org )

National Suicide Prevention Week (Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day, which is September 10, www.sprc.org)

World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10, http://iasp.info )

OCTOBER

Bullying Prevention Month (www.stopbullying.gov)

Mental Illness Awareness Week (first week of October. See themes at www.nami.org)

OCD Awareness Week (second week of October. More information at www.iocdf.org)

National Depression Screening Day (held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week. October 15 in 2018 www.mentalhealthscreening.org)

World Mental Health Day (October 10 www.who.int )

NOVEMBER

World Kindness Day (November 13)

International Survivors of Suicide Day (third Saturday of November. Themes and activities at www.afsp.org )