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Helpline Industry Events and Dates in 2016

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Want to know all that’s going on in the helpline industry in 2016? We’ve compiled a list of events and conferences, dates of recognition and awareness, and more.

January
Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Stalking Awareness Month
No Name-Calling Week (January 18-22)
Bell Let’s Talk Day (January 27)

February
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
2-1-1 Day (February 11)
Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 21-27)

March
National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Self Harm Awareness Month
Social Work Month
Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31)

April
American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Conference iCarol icon
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 10-16)
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Month

May
Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Conference iCarol icon
Mental Health Awareness Month
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 1-7)

June
Cancer Survivors Day (June 5)
LGBTQIA Pride Month
PTSD Awareness Month
PTSD Awareness Day (June 27)

July
Minority Mental Health Month
National Council on Problem Gambling Conference iCarol icon

August
Be Kind to Humankind Week
National Breastfeeding Month
World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)

September
Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11)
World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)
National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month
World Alzheimer’s Month
Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Healthy Aging Month

October
NASCOD/CUSA Conference iCarol icon
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Bullying Prevention Month
Mental Illness Awareness Week

November
National Adoption Month
National Runaway Prevention Month
Information and Referral Day (November 16)
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (November 19)
Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20)
Giving Tuesday (November 29)

December
World AIDS Day
National Family Caregivers Month

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Did we miss any? If so, please leave us a comment and help us add more dates of recognition and events to our list.

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Dana

Dana joined the iCarol team in 2013 after 12 years of direct service and administrative duties at a suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and empathetic listening helpline that also served as a 2-1-1 information and referral service. As the Communications and Social Media Manager at iCarol, you'll find her presenting Webinars, Tweeting, Blogging, Facebooking, and producing other materials that aid helplines in their work. In her spare time, Dana enjoys birdwatching, gardening, animal caregiving, and spending time with her family.

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