SELF INJURY AWARENESS DAY
Self-Injury Awareness Day on March 1st each year focuses on increasing education and support on a misunderstood problem.
When someone causes deliberate self-injury or harm, the action is an indication of emotional distress. The day is designed to help friends and family recognizes the signs and to help those in emotional distress find help. There is help and support to be found.
Self-injury can occur in many forms from cutting and scratching to punching and ingestion of chemicals. It’s important to know there are resources and support available to help understand and treat self-injury better.
HOW TO OBSERVE
- Spread the word about Self-Injury Awareness Day.
- Wear orange to show your support.
- Help remove the stigma associated with this and other mental health concerns.
- Open a dialogue by starting the conversation.
- Find resources and support by visiting Center for Discovery, National Self-Injury Awareness Day on Facebook or www.personalizedcause.com.
Use #SelfInjuryAwarenessDay to share your story on social media.
Self-Injury Awareness Day is promoted by several organizations to raise awareness about self-injury and how to better provide support. The day has been observed since at least 1999.
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