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Mental Health Awareness Activities

Mental Health Month (MHM) in May and Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) during the first full week in October both provide opportunities for public awareness activities. They are supplemented by Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, also in May, and Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July.  Many NAMIWalks take place in May and October in with the seasonal observances.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

In 1990, Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week in recognition of NAMI's efforts to raise mental illness awareness.

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May is Mental Health Month

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National Minority Mental Health Month

Join us in celebrating National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Support mental health treatments and services in multicultural communities.

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