We have all become familiar I am sure with the fact that a lot of things need our awareness. One of the ways a lot of these come into our field-of-view is through "awareness months." You know- making a month the awareness for something in particular. So I Googled the topic and, as you might guess, Wikipedia has a page listing the commemoratives for each month. (Link)
It is interesting to note that some months are almost bereft of commemoratives. July and August each have only two. (But it is noteworthy that July is Ice Cream Awareness Month, and, well, my birthday is in August.) March has only 3 listed. Sadly, at least on the Wikipedia page, December has only one.
June is not a particularly busy month for commemorations. But at least it has some. So, in case you were wondering, my public service for today is to give you the list for June. Do your part. Go become aware.
- National Dysphagia Awareness Month
- Caribbean American Heritage Month
- LGBT Pride Month
- National Safety Month
- PTSD Awareness Month
- Hemiplegic Migraine Awareness Month
- National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
Endnote: After I wrote and scheduled this post President Obama issued a declaration about LGBT Pride Month. Needless to say the right-wing-nuts jumped on it as another example of how bad and depraved and awful he is as a president. I feel that if Obama came out in favor of National Safety Month or PTSD Awareness they would have argued that the world is too dangerous for safety and there is one psychiatrist in the outer boondocks who says PTSD doesn't exist.