National Social Work Month
National Social Work Month is a time to celebrate the great, diverse profession of social work. Northwest MHTTC is proud of the skilled, compassionate social workers who serve individuals and communities.
- National Association of Social Workers offers a toolkit in recognition of National Social Work Month.
- Social work education research initiatives, and professional resources from the University of Washington School of Social Work
Women's History Month
This month highlights the contributions women have made to the United States and women's achievements over the course of American history.
- Articles, videos, and online exhibits celebrating Women's History Month through The Library of Congress
- Women’s Mental Health 101: Statistics, Symptoms & Resources
- Learn about the significant disparities in mental health care Black women face
- Do you know these 10 women who helped change psychology?
- The APA offers a public interest directorate focused on women's health and well-being
Self-Injury Awareness Day is March 1
This international awareness day aims to educate, share resources, and promote open dialogue about effective ways of coping.
- LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) offers a platform and fact sheets where professionals and the public can get honest information about self-injury
- The Crisis Line offers a place to text with a crisis counselor and educates about self-harm symptoms, effects, and recovery.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers call, text, and web-based support to those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
- SAMHSA provides a treatment guide on interventions for youth experiencing suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts
March 20-26 is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
This annual, week-long health observance inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth.
- Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network provides training, technical assistance, and other resources to professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences
National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week is March 20-24
This week raises awareness of the unique and important health needs of the LGBTQ communities.
- Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
- LGBTQIA+ Behavioral Health Resources from Northwest MHTTC