Amanda’s Legacy with the support of the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) invite you to participate in the 4th Annual “Light up the World in Purple” campaign to recognize the importance of mental health wellness and the destigmatization of the issues that surround mental illness.
Amanda Todd was a teen in British Columbia, Canada who after many years of bullying and cyber-abuse, lost her battle against her personal mental health issues almost two years ago on October 10th which has also happened to be ‘World Mental Health Day’ since 1992 (Wikipedia). The bullying and online harassment that Amanda endured were also contributing factors of her mental health.
Amanda’s Legacy is dedicated to supporting mental health awareness. Suggestions include lighting up structures (eg – buildings, fountains, bridges, etc) in cities/communities, wearing purple, creating purple activities and much more. Anything and everything will help increase awareness to this important issue.
It is in the hopes that you and your business, organization or school might be able to do something in PURPLE and would allow us to add your name to the growing list of supporters for this campaign. This event is promoted online and offline.
Using social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc., pictures can be shared before, during and after October 10, 2016 using the hashtags #lightuppurple, #lightuppurple2016, #LUP2016, #amandatoddlegacy, #thinkpurple, #allaboutmentalhealth, etc.
This will be turned into a slide show and or photo books and put on the websites.
Official website – http://www.amandatoddlegacy.org
Twitter – @AToddLegacy
Instagram – @amandatoddlegacy