Celebrate Counseling Awareness Month
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. Powered by the American Counseling Association—more than 58,000 members strong—Counseling Awareness Month provides an opportunity to celebrate both the counseling profession and individuals who do this important work.

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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Edil Torres Rivera, PhD, LPC, ACS

"A counselor is a trained professional who walks with the client without judgement to wherever they see their destination to be. And, along the way, we’re equipped to provide different alternatives to help the client move past the obstacles they face."

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2024 CAM: Sample Social Media Messages

  • I’m so excited to join @ACACounselors for Counseling Awareness Month 2024 throughout the month of April! #CounselorsHelp https://counseling.org/cam
  • Professional counselors across myriad settings play a central role in keeping people and communities healthy. Join me and @ACACounselors throughout the month of April as we celebrate the work counselors do during Counseling Awareness Month 2024! #CounselorsHelp https://counseling.org/cam
  • Celebrate the counselors in your life! We’re excited to join @ACACounselors in highlighting the work counselors do throughout the month of April for Counseling Awareness Month! #CounselorsHelp https://counseling.org/cam

2024 Teal Day (April 12th): Sample Social Media Messages

  • I’m excited to join @ACACounselors on Friday, April 12th for Teal Day. Teal Day works to build strong support, recognition and appreciation towards the work counselors do during Counseling Awareness Month! #CounselorsHelp https://counseling.org/cam
  • Mark your calendars! On Friday, April 12th, we join @ACACounselors in celebrating Teal Day for Counseling Awareness Month. Teal Day encourages awareness of the importance of counseling and self-care for counselors as they enlighten keeping clients, colleagues and communities healthy. Be sure to take a pic of your teal gear, use #CounselorsHelp and join the movement! https://counseling.org/cam

    Below you will find language that you may submit when soliciting a proclamation for Counseling Awareness Month. Feel free to modify to fit requirements.

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    Whereas: The American Counseling Association [and state or local association] has [have] declared the month of April 2024 as Counseling Awareness Month, and

    Whereas: Professional counseling contributes to the growth and development of people across the life span and assists them in achieving their full human, educational and career potential, and

    Whereas: Citizens can utilize the services of professional counselors in schools, colleges, mental health agencies, community agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice and other delivery settings; and

    Whereas: An improved understanding of counseling and how it can address citizen [insert student or other word here if appropriate] needs will be beneficial to all,

    [Ending below is for when proclamation is made by an official]

    Therefore, I [insert name of governor, mayor or official] of [insert the name of state, city or community] do hereby proclaim the month of April 2024 as Counseling Awareness Month and asked all citizens to learn more about the role of counseling in our lives and recognize the important contributions made by counseling professionals.

    [Ending below is for when proclamation is issued by a governing body or organization]

    Therefore, the [insert identity of city council, school board, etc.] hereby proclaims the month of April 2024 as Counseling Awareness Month and encourages greater understanding of the role of counseling in our lives and enhanced recognition of the contributions made by counseling professionals.

    Signature _______________________________________________________ Date______________________________

    Get more information about State Proclamations Requests.

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    TEAL DAYon April 12

    Celebrated on the second Friday of April, Teal Day encourages awareness of the importance of counseling and self-care for counselors as they enlighten their clients, colleagues and the greater public of the same. It recognizes counselors place in the national mental health conversation and the importance of debunking the stigma related to mental illness. It also challenges people to broaden their understanding of counseling in the prevention and management of mental health conditions.

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