I didn’t even realize that today was National Self Harm Awareness day, until I saw over 100 pictures with “Keep Fighting” on the arms of my Facebook friends. Just know that you are not alone, we’re here for you! #KEEPFIGHTING – Jaylen Bledsoe
What is Self-Harm/injury Awareness day?
Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a grassroots annual global awareness event / campaign on March 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. 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.