Self-injury Awareness Day

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The orange ribbon of self-harm awareness.

Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a grassroots annual global awareness event / campaign on March 1,[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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  1. ^ "SIAD: Self Injury Awareness Day: LifeSIGNS". Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "FirstSigns VO :: SIAD :: Self Injury Awareness Day". Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Martinson, Deb. "National Self-Injury Awareness Day". American Self Harm Information Clearinghouse. Retrieved 11 November 2010.