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MARCH

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month #AwarenessPlusAction

National Women’s History Month

Social Work Month #SocialWorkersAreEssential

Mar 1 ― Self-Injury Awareness Day #SIAD

Mar 6 ― Black Balloon Day (virtually) #BlackBalloonDay

Mar 8 ― International Women’s Day #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge

Mar 10 ― National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD

Mar 20 ― National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NNHAAD

Mar 22-26, 2021* ― LGBT Health Awareness Week

Mar 22-28, 2021* ― National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week #NDAFW

Mar 24 ― World Tuberculosis Day #ItsTime #WorldTBDay

*Indicates the date changes each year

Upcoming events

APRIL 2021
Alcohol Awareness Month #AlcoholAwarnessMonth
National Minority Health Month #NMHM21 #VaccineReady
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month (postponed in 2020 – 2021??)
Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAM #IAsk
Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month #SAAPM #TalkToMe
Stress Awareness Month #StressAwarenessMonth
Apr 1, 2021 Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action  #TakeDownTobacco
Apr ?, 2021* RAINN Day
Apr 2-4, 2021* Alcohol Free Weekend
Apr 5-11, 2021* Teen Health Week
Apr 5-11, 2021* National Public Health Week #NPHW
Apr ?, 2021* SAAM Day of Action #SAAM #IAsk #Teal
Apr 10 National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day #NYHAAD
Apr 11-17  2021* STD Awareness Week #STDWeek
Apr 18 ― National Transgender HIV Testing Day #NTHTD
Apr 24, 2021* National Drug Take-Back Day

MAY 2021
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month #
Hepatitis Awareness Month #HepAware
Mental Health Month #mhm2021 #4Mind4Body #Tools2Thrive
National Teen Self Esteem Month
Trauma Awareness Month (Delaware)
May, 2021* Silence the Shame Self Care Saturday (First Saturday of May) #silencetheshame
May 2-8, 2021* Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week #CMHAW21
May 6, 2021* National Children’s Mental Awareness Day 
May 6, 2021* National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day #OAMHAD
May 9-15, 2021* SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week #NPW2021
May 9-15, 2021* National Women’s Health Week #NWHW
May 16-22, 2021* Schizophrenia Awareness Week
May 18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day #HVAD
May 19 National AI&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #APIMay21
May 19 National Hepatitis Testing Day #HepAware21 #HepTestingDay
May 16, 2021* No Menthol Sunday #NMS2021 #Awaken!
May 20 National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day #OAMHAD
May 31 World No Tobacco Day #WNTD #NoTobacco
Additional resources and information about MAY behavioral health awareness

JUNE 2021
LGBT Pride Month
Men’s Health Month #ShowUsYourBlue #MensHealthMonth
PTSD Awareness Month #PTSD
Jun 5 National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day 
Jun 8 National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NCAHAAD
Jun 14-20, 2021* Men’s Health Week #MHW2021 #ShowUsYourBlue
Jun 18, 2021* Wear Blue Day (Men’s Health)
Jun 21-30, 2021* World Wellbeing Week #worldwellbeingweek
Jun 27 National PTSD Awareness Day
Jun 27 National HIV Testing Day #NHTD #HIVTestingDay

JULY 2021
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month #MinorityMentalHealth #WhyCare
National BIPOC Mental Health Month #impactoftrauma #BIPOCmhm20
Jul 11   World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day #WorldBenzoDay
Jul 25 National African American Hepatitis C Action Day #NAAHCAD #AAHepCActionDay
Jul 26-30, 2021*   Construction Opioid Awareness Week – PA #PAOpioidPledge
Jul 28   World Hepatitis Day #WorldHepatitisDay #findthemissingmillions 
Jul 30   World Day Against Trafficking in Persons #EndHumanTrafficking

AUGUST 2021
National Wellness Month #IChooseWellness
Aug 8-14, 2021 ― National Health Center Week #NHCW21 #ValueCHCs
Aug 26   National Dog Day (PSDs) #nationaldogday #dogday
August 26 ― Women’s Equality Day #
Aug 29, 2021   National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NFHAAD
Aug 31   International Drug Overdose Awareness Day #EndOverdose

SEPTEMBER 2021
Pain Awareness Month
Recovery Month #RecoveryMonth #JoinVoicesforRecovery
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month #BeThe1To
Sep 15-Oct 15 ― Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month
Sep 5-11, 2021* National Suicide Prevention Week 
Sep 10 ― World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD2021
Sep 12-18, 2021* National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week #OpioidEpidemic #opioidoverdose #OpioidAddiction
Sep 18 ― National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day #NHAAA #HIVandAging
Sep 20 ― National Addiction Professionals Day #
Sep 27 National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NGMHAAD #TalkPrEP
Sep 29 – World Heart Day

OCTOBER 2021
Domestic Violence Awareness Month [No More Project] #ListeningFromHome
Domestic Violence Awareness Month [NRSVD] #1thing #unacosa
National Bullying Prevention Month #Bullying
 National Depression Education and Awareness Month
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month (moved from April 2020)
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
Oct 3-9, 2021* Mental Illness Awareness Week #MIAW
Oct 10 ― World Mental Health Day #WMHDAY #worldmentalhealthday
Oct 10 ― National Depression Screening Day #
Oct 15 ― National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day #NLAAD2020
Oct 19-25, 2020* Addiction Treatment Gap Awareness Week #TreatAddictionSaveLives #TreatmentWeek #AddictionMedicine
Oct 18-22, 2021* ― National Health Education Week #NHEW
Oct 20, 2021* Unity Day (bullying) #UnityDay2021
Oct 23-31, 2021  Red Ribbon Week #RedRibbonWeek
Oct 23, 2021* 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

NOVEMBER 2021
Native American Heritage Month
National Family Caregivers Month #together4mentalhealth
National Runaway Prevention Month #NRPM2021
Nov 13-19, 2021* Transgender Awareness Week #TransWeek
Nov 18, 2021* Great American Smokeout #SmokeOut #QuitLikeAChampion #GASO
Nov 18, 2021* Children’s Grief Awareness Day #CGADHope
Nov 18, 2021* National Rural Health Day #PowerofRural
Nov 20 ― Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov 20, 2021* International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day #SurvivorDay
Nov 25, 2021* National Family Health History Day

DECEMBER 2021
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
Write a Friend Month
Dec 1 ― World AIDS Day
Dec 7-11, 2020* Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Dec 5 ― International Volunteer Day
Dec 9 ― International Anti-Corruption Day
Dec 10 ― Human Rights Day
Dec 17, 2021* (3rd Fri) ― Ugly Sweater Day

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