Mental Health Awareness Months to Support in 2015

One hand supports anotherThe new year is a time when many people set personal goals for health and happiness, as well as broader goals for making the world a better place. If helping others is an important part of the goals you have set for 2015, then learning more about the physical or mental health issues that impact people all around the world can be a useful place to start.

Below, we have assembled a list of health awareness months and days in 2015 that aim to raise awareness about specific mental health issues, from Alzheimer’s to posttraumatic stress (PTSD). Can you relate to any of the issues listed below? Do you know anyone affected by these conditions?

To learn more, follow the links to the sponsoring organization or government agency for information about the condition, the event, sponsored activities, hashtag campaign information for social media, and general media relations information. We believe we can change the world one person at a time by reducing the stigma surrounding mental health conditions, raising awareness, and connecting individuals with helpful resources that address their own mental health concerns or those of a loved one. Help us make 2015 a better year for mental health for all!

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

  • World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2015: Sponsored by the UNAIDS

Did We Miss One?

We tried our best to find health observance months and days sponsored or supported by nonprofit organizations or international or government agencies. If we left one off our list, please leave a comment below and tell us about your health observance month or day so we can add it to our calendar and provide our readers with relevant content about the issue.

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  • Lois

    Lois

    January 2nd, 2015 at 5:00 AM

    Thank you so much for publishing this listing. I think that it is so important to know that there is a community out there supporting and caring for you no matter what your past or even current troubles may be. I think that this shows that no matter how lost you feel, you are not alone in your fight nor in your struggle.

  • amanda f.

    amanda f.

    January 2nd, 2015 at 6:58 AM

    I lost a very good friend a couple of years ago because the guy that she had been dated started stalking her and even after restraining orders and arrests, he still ended up kidnapping her and killing her.
    It was all so sad because she had a two year old at home and now that child is being raised by her grandparents.
    I hope that raising awareness this month about stalking shows more people just how serious of a problem that this can be and also shows that we have to do more than just issue meaningless restraining orders in order to offer protection.

  • Chantrelle

    Chantrelle

    January 3rd, 2015 at 6:20 AM

    ptsd, anxiety, panic attacks

  • Ty

    Ty

    January 3rd, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    So many wonderful causes to get behind and support

  • Kathleen

    Kathleen

    January 5th, 2015 at 3:53 AM

    I am pretty surprised that the list is not even more comprehensive than what it appears to be. I think that there are probably quite a few things that are not on the list that there would be some people who are still fighting to get them recognized on.

  • little m

    little m

    January 5th, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Amanda thats such a sad story I’m sorry about your friend

  • amanda f.

    amanda f.

    January 6th, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Thanks little m, it was and still is hard every day. She could never be free of him no matter what she tried or how hard she tried. He was just simply never going to allow it :(

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