A lot of people do not recognize how important mental health is. We often set aside feelings that may already be a symptom of mental health. But, don’t let it get the best of you. Sometimes you may feel guilty about it because it makes you feel uncomfortable. And it’s okay, we all have our days.
Acknowledging your mental health wellness does not mean you’re mentally damaged. It means that you want to live your life to the fullest, and you’re doing what you can to get there. Taking care of your mental health improves your relationships, financial stability, physical health, and more. Remember, you deserve all those things in your life. So give yourself a credit, and celebrate these dates to remember how brave you have been.
Here are 10 Mental Health Dates You Should Remember:
Mental Health Awareness Month ( May 1-31 )
To everyone that felt like the whole world was against them, this is your month. It’s okay to admit that your life isn’t a fantasy-like story to tell. Life is not always smooth sailing and it’s alright. Sometimes, all you want is to curl up with your cat or dog, drink your coffee and tea, and feel warm.
Prioritizing yourself should not make you feel guilty. That is why this mental health awareness month, put yourself first and relax your mind. Take time to acknowledge your emotional well-being and others that surround you, check on your friends.
Reach out to One Belief Organization for your mental health speaker.
The mental health awareness week is an annual event where people focus on achieving good mental health wellness.
2. Mental Health Awareness Week (Oct 2-8th) (Typically the first full week of October)
The mental health awareness week is different from the mental health awareness month. The mental health awareness week is an annual event where people focus on achieving good mental health wellness. It was started by the mental health foundation 21 years ago.
Each year, The Foundation continues to set a theme that is organized and host for the whole week. Today, the event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.
Reach out to One Belief Organization to set up a school speaker for mental health awareness week.
Every time someone dies by suicide, it’s a tragedy that leaves a hole in their loved ones’ hearts.
3. Suicide Prevention Week (Sept 4-10) (Typically the first full week of September)
Suicide is a difficult subject to discuss but it’s important to talk about. The number of suicides in the US has gone up all across the country. Every time someone dies by suicide, it’s a tragedy that leaves a hole in their loved ones’ hearts. People who die by suicide don’t want to die—they just want to end their suffering. If they can see another way out, they will take it.
If you are thinking of suicide: Please know that there are people who love you and want you to be here tomorrow. Please reach out to them or call 1-800-273-8255 to speak with someone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They are ready and waiting right now to help you get through this moment and find hope for the future.
If someone is threatening suicide:
It is always better to be safe than sorry. Please contact local emergency services or take them to an emergency room immediately.
Reach out to One Belief Organization to set up a school speaker for suicide prevention.
4. Bullying Prevention Month (October)
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, it’s time to focus and raise awareness on bullying. During this month, many groups across the country will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at bringing awareness to the issue of bullying.
Reach out to One Belief Organization to set up a school speaker for bully prevention.
We all have our story to tell – and life, it’s not something you can live out perfectly.
5. Self Care Awareness Month (September)
This September is a time to remind ourselves that putting priority on yourself more than anyone else is not something you should feel guilty about. We all have our story to tell – and life, it’s not something you can live out perfectly. In reality, we all tend to put others’ needs before our own. And it’s crucial to remember that we cannot fill others’ cups from our own empty vessel.
Self-care does not have boundaries. It’s something that everyone can benefit from by practicing on a daily basis. Remember, self-care is not selfish. It’s keeping yourself focused only on your own life and living healthy.
6. International Survivors of Suicide Day (Nov. 19)
Suicide is a sensitive topic that no one wants to talk about. However, in reality – it is crucial to discuss suicidal tendencies to avoid more of these incidents. There are a lot of people who suffer from mental health. And sometimes, they tend to lose their battle.
If you’re a survivor of Suicide, then this day is yours to celebrate. It’s something you should proudly share and proudly celebrate. Choosing to live after heavy battles will not be easy – but here you are, choosing to live for your sake and not for others.
7. National Health Education Week (Oct. 17-21)
National Health Education Week (NHEW) is a national observance that promotes health education. It is celebrated by schools, community centers, and communities across the country each year. The week is all about educating people on important health issues to make sure that everyone has the chance to learn more about their bodies and minds.
8. National Recovery Month (September)
In the United States, September is National Recovery Month. It’s an annual observance to educate Americans about the disease of addiction and promote awareness of treatment and recovery. It’s the right time to recognize how far people have come in their recovery and celebrate the incredible work that has been done by people across the country in overcoming their addictions.
We celebrate this to think about how we can all better support each other in our communities—and on a larger scale—throughout the year.
9. PTSD Awareness Day (Jun. 27)
PTSD affects many people, including veterans, children of parents with PTSD, and even ordinary folks who have a traumatic experience like an accident or natural disaster. A lot of people think that symptoms of PTSD include just having the occasional scary nightmare or avoiding loud noises and crowds. But, it’s more than that. It’s about trying to live every day with your trauma and thinking about how you should function all throughout your day.
On this day, it’s important to remember that 9.7% of the population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives.
10. Friendship Day (Aug. 7)
Friendships are something you should always celebrate. Without your friends, you may feel alone and isolated from others. That is why on this day, It’s important to let you know that you love them. Give them a quick thanks as they we’re always there for you, no matter what.