Awareness Months Calendar

The New Year 2014 is marked with many special days, weeks, and months dedicated and devoted to raising awareness about important health and mental health issues. In an effort to highlight and consolidate some of these special events, below is a month by month glance of important dates to mark on your calendar. Together we can make 2014 an awesome year. Look at the events below and find a cause, volunteer, make a contribution...make a difference. It takes one person to make a difference—just think of what thousands can do. Here's to a prosperous, life changing and paying it forward 2014!



January 1 – January 31, 2014

Birth Defects Prevention Month

Mental Wellness Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month



February 1

National Freedom Day

February 6

National Wear Red Day


February 23 – March 1, 2014

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week


February 1 – February 28, 2014

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

Ethnic Equality Month



March 19, 2014

Kick Butts Day (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)


March 1 – March 31, 2014

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Mental Retardation Awareness Month

Self Harm Awareness Month



April 10, 2014

National Alcohol Screening Day

April 23, 2014

Remember Children Lost to Violence Day

April 24, 2014

Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day


April 7-11, 2014

National Youth Violence Prevention Week


April 1 – April 30, 2014

Alcohol Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

STDs Education and Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month                                                              

Youth Sports Safety Month



May 8, 2014

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day


May 2-8, 2014

National Children’s Mental Health Week

May 4 – 10, 2014

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

May 5-9, 2014

National Hunger Awareness Week

May 11 – 17, 2014

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week

May 18 – 24, 2014

Schizophrenia Awareness Week


May 1 – May 31, 2014

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Family Support Month

Helping American Youth Month

Mental Health Month

Scholarship Month

Self-Discovery Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Social Media Month

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month



June 27, 2014

National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day


June  1 – June 30, 2014

AIDS Awareness Month

Children’s Awareness Month

Father's Day Month

Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

Student Safety Month



July 1 – 31, 2014

Purposeful Parenting Month

National Minority Mental Health Month




August 1 – August 31, 2014

Immunization Awareness Month



September 10, 2014

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 25, 2014

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) Day


September 7 – 13, 2014

National Suicide Prevention Week


September 1 – 30, 2014

Childhood Cancer Awareness month

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Children’s Good Manners Month

Recovery Month

Self-Awareness Month

Self-Improvement Month

Sickle Cell Awareness Month



October 10, 2014

National Depression Screening Day

October 10, 2014

National Bipolar Awareness Day

October 10, 2014

World Mental Health Day

October 22, 2014

Day of Unity


October 5 – 11, 2014

Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 9 – 15, 2014

OCD Awareness Week

October 19 – 25, 2014

National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW)

October 23 – 31, 2014

Red Ribbon Week (Drug-Free America)


October 1 – October 31, 2014

ADHD Awareness Month

AIDS Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bullying Prevention Month

CyberSecurity Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Selective Mutism Awareness Month



November 22, 2014

International Survivors of Suicide Day


November 9 – 15, 2014

Mental Health Wellness Week


November 1 – November 30, 2014

Adoption Awareness Month

Runaway Prevention Month



December 1 – December 31, 2014

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month


May 2014 be filled with many glorious things. Make one of your New Year's Resolutions to make a positive impact in someone's life. Your contributions really do count.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” -JFK


Disclaimer: I may have, unintentionally, missed some important date(s). If so, please feel free to  add it in the comment section for other readers. Thank you.



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