March 1, 2014 is Self-Injury Awareness Day. Join Special Programs and Youth Team in support of the fight against Self-Harm. Contact the Special Programs team for more information on therapy & groups offered at Ben Gordon Center on Non-Suicidal Self Injury.
Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a grassroots annual global awareness event / campaign on March 1st, where on this day, and in the weeks leading up to it, some people choose to be more open about their own self-harm, and awareness organizations make special efforts to raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. Some people wear an orange awareness ribbon, write “LOVE” on their arms, draw a butterfly on their wrists in awareness of “the Butterfly Project” wristband or beaded bracelet to encourage awareness of self-harm. The goal of the people who observe SIAD is to break down the common stereotypes surrounding self-harm and to educate medical professionals about the condition.