October 1, 2023

National health observances in October: Health literacy, breast cancer, mental health

Editor's Note

October is a month of awareness for several causes, according to the US Department of Human Services (HHS) and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Each month, the HHS highlights "National Health Observances" (NHOs), and October, it is raising awareness for health literacy, breast cancer, the benefits of youth sports, and HIV/AIDS in Latinx communities. Meanwhile, the MHTTC is bringing attention to Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day, among others.

Here's a breakdown with some resources, according to the above:


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