2012 Mental Health Calendar
October 1st - October 31, 2012
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women's advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence for more information and resources.
October 1st - October 31st, 2012
National Bullying Prevention Month
The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action. PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. Visit PACER's National Bullying Prevention website for more information and resources.
November 17th, 2012
International Survivors of Suicide Day
One million people die by suicide every year. They leave behind countless family members and friends to make sense of it. In November, survivors of suicide loss come together at healing conferences in their communities and online at www.afsp.org for support and guidance. The third Saturday in November was designated as National Survivors of Suicide Day by United States Senate resolution in 1999 through the efforts of Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, who lost his father to suicide. If you have lost someone to suicide, the ASFP conference can provide support for you. You will get to hear from other survivors about how they cope. The program also features experts sharing what we now know about suicide and grief. Visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for more information.