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Mental Health Awareness Dates


Below is a brief list of important awareness dates dealing with mental and/or emotional health.

Have you ever wondered what you can do to raise awareness on the designated days? Lots of things! Remember, the point is help raise awareness, so whatever you can do (within reason) to draw attention to the subject in a positive way is a success.
What you can do to raise awareness:


  • Change your appearance - change your nail polish, wear a t-shirt, even switch your shoelaces for the color that represents the cause you're supporting.
    For instance, I'll be wearing green polish for Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 5-11)Wearing a specific color can lead to conversations about why you're wearing that color. ("Hey, what's up with the green tie?" "Oh, it's Mental Health Awareness week and I'm supporting my uncle. He suffers from depression.)
  • Create a piece of art
  • Send a supportive email, letter, or call someone you know who has a mental illness
  • Attend a screening event in your area
  • Participate in a walk or run for the cause
  • Write a poem or essay about your experience
  • Post something online showing your support
  • Be extra patient with and kind to yourself

October

October 5 11, 2014
Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 10, 2014
National Bipolar Awareness Day

October 10, 2014
National Depression Screening Day

October 10, 2014
Worldwide Mental Health Day

October 9 15, 2014
OCD Awareness Week

October 22, 2014
Day of Unity

October 1 30, 2014
ADHD Awareness Month

October 1 October 31, 2014
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1 October 31, 2014
Bullying Prevention Month



November

November 9 15, 2014
Mental Health Wellness Week

November 15, 2014
International Survivors of Suicide Day

November 1 November 30, 2014
Runaway Prevention Month

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