June Awareness Events

During the month of June, we celebrate several observance events, including JuneteenthPride MonthPTSD Awareness Month, and Men's Health Month. Learn more about each observance and access related resources below.  

In honor of Juneteenth: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is observed on the anniversary of June 19, 1865. It marks the moment when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas. 

In celebration of Pride Month: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+) community represents a diverse range of identities and expressions of gender and sexual orientation. Belonging to the LGBTQ+ community can be a source of strength; it also brings unique challenges that can impact one's mental health. A few resources are listed below.  

In recognition of PTSD Awareness Month:  According to the National Center for PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects about 12 million adults every year. Many associate this condition with the experiences of soldiers, but it affects many more Americans who have witnessed or experienced life-threatening and/or traumatic events. Below are resources providers can access to learn more about symptoms, screening, and effective treatments.

In recognition of Men's Health Awareness Month:  The month of June brings awareness to the health of men and boys and encourages them to implement healthy practices in their lives.

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