Days of Recognition

Days of Recognition serves as a way to draw attention to specific topics, groups, or causes and often involves various activities, events, and initiatives aimed at increasing awareness and fostering positive change related to the subject being recognized.

May: Mental Health Awareness Month is observed in the United States for the entire month of May each year. It is a time dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues, reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, and promoting mental wellness.

June 19th: Juneteenth is a U.S. holiday on June 19th, celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in 1865. It became a federal holiday in 2021, known as Juneteenth National Independence Day.

In 2024, Giving Tuesday will be December 3rd. Giving Tuesday is a global day of charitable giving that occurs on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It encourages people to support nonprofits and contribute to charitable causes, promoting generosity and philanthropy during the holiday season.

September: National Suicide Prevention Month is observed in the United States throughout September each year. This month, various organizations, mental health advocates, and communities come together to raise awareness about suicide prevention, provide resources for individuals who may be at risk, and promote open conversations about mental health.

The goal of National Suicide Prevention Month is to reduce the stigma associated with mental health challenges and suicide, educate the public about the warning signs of suicide, and encourage people to seek help for themselves or others when needed. Many events, campaigns, and initiatives take place during this month to emphasize the importance of suicide prevention and to support individuals who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts or feelings.