March Observances

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.


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.


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.


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