Self-injury Awareness Day or SIAD is celebrated on March 1 of every year. This day is also called “Self-Harm Awareness Day“. It is a global event that is observed annually to educate people about self-injury and to encourage medical professionals, teachers, parents, and family members to recognize the symptoms of self-harm. On Self-injury Awareness Day, some people who have personal experience of self-harm will speak about it in the event to raise awareness about self-injury.
“Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds It’s like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me.” – Eminem.
History of Self-injury Awareness Day
The origin and history of Self-injury Awareness Day or Self-Harm Awareness Day are not known. In the United States of America and Canada, the month of March is celebrated as Self-Injury Awareness Month. Self-harm is a disorder that can occur at any age, but most people seen with this disease are in the teenage and young adulthood. Depression is one of the main reasons for self-injury. At present more than about 2 million Americans are involved in self-injury. Most people self-harm with acts like cutting, burning, or scratching the skin, hitting themselves and breaking bones, etc. Those who engage in self-injury are mostly left alone, so experts advise that those who self-harm need support and treatment as it may lead to suicidal behavior.
Other Celebrations on March 1
March 1 is also celebrated as
- National Pig Day
- World Compliment Day
- National Horse Protection Day
- National Fruit Compote Day
- Plan a Solo Vacation Day
- Refired Not Retired Day
How to Celebrate the Day
On Self Injury Awareness Day, try to create awareness about self-harm to help people who feel alone and who engage in self-harm. There will be various SIAD videos available on YouTube, watch those videos and share them with others. Different organizations are supporting SIAD, try to help those organizations by donating funds or by buying SIAD wristbands. In the UK, Self Injury Awareness day is one of the widely recognized days. Also, share posters, an orange ribbon, and SIAD videos on social media to create awareness about the day using the hashtags #SIAD, #SelfInjuryAwarenessDay, #SelfHarmAwarenessDay.
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