2023 Mental Health Awareness Calendar

By Joe Borders

Publish Date December 31st, 2022

2023 Mental Health Awareness Calendar

The past few years have been…well, challenging. This is an obvious understatement. I think we all would likely agree that caring for our mental health, raising awareness and lifting each other up any way we can regarding mental health is incredibly important now more than ever. With this in mind, we’d like to share information about mental health events, campaigns, and more that are happening in 2023.

Below is a list of awareness days, weeks, and months that we’ve gathered and sorted, so you can note when they are happening and find ways to get involved as they get closer. Each day/week/month event has a link to some further information, so be sure to give them a click if you want to know more!

As the days/weeks/months get closer, we may write blog posts about individual events (check out some of our previous posts where we have already done that!), but this is a nice place we can all refer back to to find out what’s going on in any given month.

We hope this page is helpful, and offers resources and information people can put to good use.

Happy new year, and best wishes in 2023!


a tree in JanuaryMonth

Mental Wellness Month

National Mentoring Month 


No Name Calling Week (Jan. 11-21)


Global Family Day (Jan. 1)

National Clean Off Your Desk Day (Jan. 9)

Human Trafficking Awareness Day (Jan. 11)

National Fun At Work Day (Jan. 27)


a tree in FebruaryMonth

American Heart Month 

Black History Month 

International Boost Self-Esteem Month 

National Cancer Prevention Month 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


National School Counseling Week (Feb. 6-10)

Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 12-19)

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 27-Mar. 5)


World Cancer Day (Feb. 4)

Safer Internet Day (Feb. 7)

National Make a Friend Day (Feb. 11)

National Random Act of Kindness Day (Feb. 17)


a drawing of a tree in MarchMonth

Self Harm Awareness Month

American National Nutrition Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month 

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month


National Careers Week (Mar. 6-11)

Sleep Awareness Week (Mar. 12-18)

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (Mar. 20-26)

World Autism Awareness Week (Mar. 27-Apr. 2)


Self-Injury Awareness Day (Mar. 1)

Zero Discrimination Day (Mar. 1)

International Women’s Day (Mar. 8)

World Sleep Day (Mar. 17)

World Down Syndrome Day (Mar. 21)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Mar. 21)

World Bipolar Day (Mar. 30)

International Transgender Day Of Visibility (Mar. 31)

Kick Butts Day (Mar. 31)


a drawing of a tree in AprilMonth

Alcohol Awareness Month

National Autism Acceptance Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Stress Awareness Month 

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

National Counseling Awareness Month 

National Minority Health Month


National Family Volunteer Week (Apr. 16-22)

National Infertility Awareness Week (Apr. 23-29)

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (Apr. 24-28)


World Autism Awareness Day (Apr. 2)

World Health Day (Apr. 7)

National Alcohol Screening Day (Apr. 7)

Day of Silence (Apr. 14)

National Stress Awareness Day (Apr. 19)

Denim Day (Apr. 26)


a drawing of a tree in MayMonth

Mental Health Month

National Foster Care Month

National Maternal Depression Month

Women’s Health Month 

Maternal Mental Health Month

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Tourette Awareness Month – May 15-June 15


Screen Free Week (May 1-7)

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (May 2-8)

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 7-13)

National Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10-16)

National Women’s Health Week (May 8-14)

National Prevention Week (May 7-13)

Memorial Day (May 29)


World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 4)

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 11)


a drawing of a tree in JuneMonth

LGBTQ Pride Month

Men’s Health Month

PTSD Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Tourette Awareness Month – May 15-June 15


National Men’s Health Week (Jun. 12-18)


Action Anxiety Day (Jun. 1)

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Day (Jun. 21)

International Day of Yoga (Jun. 21)

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking (Jun. 26)

PTSD Awareness Day (Jun. 27)


a drawing of a tree in JulyMonth

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 

Disability Pride Month


Birth Trauma Awareness Week (Jul. 19-24)


Panic Attack Awareness Day (Jul. 10)

International Self Care Day (Jul. 24)

National Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Day (Jul. 24)

World Day Against Trafficking Persons (Jul. 30)


a drawing of a tree in AugustMonth

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month


National Health Center Week  (Aug. 6-12)


Friendship Day (Aug. 6)

Wear it Purple Day (Aug. 25)

National Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26)

National Grief Awareness Day (Aug. 30)

International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31)


a tree in SeptemberMonth

National Recovery Month 

National Suicide Prevention Month

Self Care Awareness Month

Mullets for Mental Health Month

Pain Awareness Month


National Suicide Prevention Week (Sep. 10-16)


Every Woman Day (TBD)

World Suicide Prevention Day (Sep. 10)

R U OK? Day (Sep. 14)

National Sober Day (Sep. 14)

California Native American Day (Sep. 22)

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (Sep. 27)


a tree in OctoberMonth

ADHD Awareness Month

National Depression Education and Awareness Month

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month 

Health Literacy Month

Bullying Prevention Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 

Selective Mutism Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month


Borderline Personality Awareness Week (TBD)

Trichotillomania Awareness Week (Oct. 1-7)

Dermatillomania Awareness Week (Oct. 1-7)

Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 2-8)

Baby Loss Awareness Week (Oct. 9-15)

OCD Awareness Week (Oct. TBA)

National Health Education Week (Oct. 16-20)

ADHD Awareness Week (Oct. TBA)

Body Acceptance Week (Oct. 23-27)

International Stress Awareness Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 2)


Dermatillomania Awareness Day (Oct. 1)

International Day of Non-Violence (Oct. 2)

National Depression Screening Day (Oct. 5)

National Depression Awareness Day (Oct. 7)

World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)

National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11)

National Stop Bullying Day (Oct. 11)

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Oct. 15)


a tree in NovemberMonth

Adoption Awareness Month 

National Career Development Month 



International Stress Awareness Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 2)

Anti-Bullying Awareness Week  (Nov. 13-17)

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 11-18)

National Career Development Week (Nov. TBA)


International Stress Awareness Day (Nov. 1)

International Day Against Bullying and Violence (Nov. 3)

Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11)

World Kindness Day (Nov. 13)

International Day for Tolerance (Nov. 16 )

National Career Development Day (Nov. TBA)

National Parental Involvement Day (Nov. 16)

World Adoption Day (Nov. 9)

International Survivors of Suicide Day (Nov. 18)

National Adoption Day (Nov. 18)

Transgender Day Of Remembrance (Nov. 20)

National Family Health History Day (Nov. 23)

Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28)


a drawing of a tree in DecemberMonth

National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month 

Seasonal Depression Awareness Month


World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

International Day of Persons With Disabilities (Dec. 3)

Human Rights Day (Dec. 10)

If there are any events we’ve missed that you think we should add, feel free to contact us at info@sacwellness.com, or on any of our social media accounts (@sacwellness on facebook, instagram, and twitter)

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