Awareness Days, Seasonal, & Holidays

It’s World Toilet Day 2020

I first heard of World Toilet Day last year, when the theme was leave no one behind. I was reminded earlier today din a post by Philosophy Through Photography that today is World Toilet Day 2020, and the theme this year is climate change. It's been observed by the United Nations since 2013 in recognition… Continue reading It’s World Toilet Day 2020

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Awareness Days, Seasonal, & Holidays, Suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day: A Look at Suicide Attempt Survivors

IASP Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It's also National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month (that's a lot of awareness!). I thought it would be a good time to talk about suicide attempt survivors. The term "suicide survivor" isn't generally used for people who've lived through suicide attempts. Rather, it's the term… Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day: A Look at Suicide Attempt Survivors

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Awareness Days, Seasonal, & Holidays

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

The Earth Day website has this to say about this year's theme: The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.Climate change represents the biggest challenge to… Continue reading It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health - Bullying Stops Here graphic for pink shirt day
Awareness Days, Seasonal, & Holidays, Mental Health, Work & Occupation

The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

Bullying Stops Here - Pinkshirtday.ca Today is Pink Shirt Day in Canada, a day to stand up against bullying.  It began when students in a Canadian high school wore pink in support of a male student who was bullied for wearing pink. Pink Shirt Day makes for a good time to talk about how bullying… Continue reading The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

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Awareness Days, Seasonal, & Holidays, Suicide

World Mental Health Day: Suicide Prevention

Today is World Mental Health Day (the 27th annual), and this year's focus is on mental health promotion and suicide prevention. The message from the president of the World Federation for Mental Health, which organizes World Mental Health Day, states: "The object of making suicide prevention the theme of World Mental Health Day in 2019 is… Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Suicide Prevention

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Awareness Days, Seasonal, & Holidays, Social Justice

Earth Day and Social Justice

Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection Tomorrow (April 22nd) is Earth Day.  The Earth Day Network has announced that this year's theme is Protect Our Species.  Human activity is having an unprecedented toll on the earth's species diversity due to things like climate change, pollution, and deforestation and other habitat loss. Bees play an important role… Continue reading Earth Day and Social Justice