Health Pro Tips for June 2024

The best science, stories, and strategies related to this month’s national health themes. Check back throughout the month for new additions.

HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD)

June 5 is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. First observed in 2014, it’s a day to honor long-term survivors of HIV and raise awareness about their needs, issues, and journeys. 

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, has been a federal holiday since 2021 in the United States. It is celebrated annually on June 19 to commemorate the ending of slavery 

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Pride Month is an annual celebration of the many contributions made by the LGBTQAI+ community to history, society and cultures worldwide. In most places, Pride is celebrated throughout the month of June each year in commemoration of its roots in the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. 

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

According to Mental Health America, nearly 20% of adults are experiencing a mental illness. Equivalent to nearly 50 million Americans. 5% are experiencing a severe mental illness. Learn more below.  

  • Action Alert! Raise Mental Health Awareness With New Toolkit – Mental Health America’s 2024 Mental Health Month toolkit provides free resources to help plan your efforts and raise awareness during the month of June and beyond. It has DIY tools, social media assets, resources, templates, printable handouts, and more! Get it here.  
  • The State of Mental Health in America – Learn about the most common mental illnesses by state, barriers to treatment, mental health and health insurance, children’s mental health, and more in this 2024 stats roundup.  
  • 22 Ways to Cope with DepressionMany of these can be done today, right now, while you wait for a medical appointment or for a medication adjustment.  
  • How to Recognize and Manage AnxietyTips for managing immediate symptoms as well as long-term methods to combat recurring anxiety. 
  • Best Online Therapy Services of 2024 – And yes, some of these are even starting to be covered by insurance.   

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