A month-long campaign to raise awareness about the contributions of disabled individuals in the workforce and promote employment opportunities. The observance traces its roots back to 1945 when Congress declared the first week of October as "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." It was later expanded to a month-long celebration in 1988.
September is National Depression Education and Awareness Month, an opportunity to illuminate a serious mental health condition that lurks silently in the shadows for too many. Roughly 1 in 6 Americans will contend with the debilitating effects of clinical depression during their lifetime. Yet misconceptions still dominate around this common disorder.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 15% of the world's population, or about 1 billion people, live with a disability.
The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed annually on December 3rd. This day aims to promote the rights, well-being, and inclusion of persons with disabilities worldwide.
National Love Your Pet Day is an unofficial observance celebrated on February 20th in the United States. It is a day dedicated to expressing love, appreciation, and care for our beloved pets. Pets, such as dogs and cats, provide companionship and emotional support to their owners, promoting mental well-being and reducing loneliness. Interacting with pets can help lower stress levels and reduce anxiety, leading to improved overall mental health. Owning a pet can encourage physical activity and exercise, as pets often require walks, playtime, and outdoor activities.