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April is Counseling Awareness Month

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) celebrates counselors in April, as we recognize this month as Counseling Awareness month. Many Americans celebrate counseling as a profession and a life-changing mental health service during this month-long annual event.

Professional counselors help people gain personal insights, develop strategies and come up with real-life solutions to the problems and challenges they face in every area of life.

This April, consider taking the opportunity to celebrate the progress made in counseling throughout the years and the many settings in which counselors can provide critical mental health support. School and college counselors, substance use counselors, career counselors, and other specialized professionals continue to enhance their communities and promote the importance of mental health nationwide.

How to celebrate Counseling Awareness Month

Counseling Awareness Month is an opportunity for us to recognize the important work professional counselors do. During the month of April, consider taking steps to help spread awareness about the positive impact counseling can have, helping people foster mental wellness, address life challenges, and grow. From talking to your friends about the benefits of counseling services to showing support to the counselors in your life, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Counseling Awareness Month. According to the American Counseling Association, there are a few ways you can celebrate Counseling Awareness Month in April this year, including the following:

  • Create mental health awareness posters to post around your workplace or school
  • Thank a counselor or mental health provider in your life
  • Get a free mental health screening
  • Learn about the future of the counseling profession from an interview with Motivo Health and the ACA

To learn more about celebrating Counseling Awareness Month, visit the American Counseling Association.

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