Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry on the London Eye

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The royal trio marked World Mental Health Day on Monday by celebrating with people who had been there for those in need by joining them for a trip on the London Eye. (read more…)

Later Monday, the London Eye will be lit up in purple — like other prominent buildings around the world — to mark the day. The lighting up movement is in memory of cyberbullying victim Amanda Todd, a Canadian teen who committed suicide in 2012

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Investors Group Field To Light Up Purple For World Mental Health Day – Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are illuminating change by lighting Investors Group Field in purple, the colour of mental health awareness, on Monday, October 10th.

The home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will join the list of international landmarks that support World Mental Health Day (#WMHD) and the Amanda Todd Legacy Project by “Lighting Up Purple.”

“We are proud to shine a light on the extremely important issues surrounding mental health in our community,” said Wade Miller, President & CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. “It is our hope that this sparks and continues conversations about mental health and bullying.”

This is the second year the Bombers have participated in the project, and the fourth year of the Amanda Todd Legacy project. Light Up Purple builds on the theme of inclusivity and respectful relationships that the Bombers support through their Bombers Tackle Bullying program, presented by DMS Industrial Constructors Inc. and the Samantha Mason Foundation, which reached more than 2,500 youth in the 2015-16 off-season.

Photo/Video opportunity:

October 10, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Videoboards and Ribbon boards lit up in purple

For more information on Bombers Tackle Bullying, Light Up Purple, or a list of Manitoba mental health resources, visit bluebombers.com/bombers-tackle-bullying.

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Press Release – Light Up Purple 2016

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Amanda Todd Legacy Society invites you to Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day

Vancouver, BC – September 20, 2016 – The Amanda Todd Legacy Society, with support from the World Federation of Mental Health, invites you to participate in the fourth annual Light Up Purple campaign on World Mental Health Day (Monday October 10, 2016) to recognize the importance of mental health and wellness.

Every 40 seconds someone in the world takes their own life, a global tally of more than 800,000 suicides a year, according to a landmark World Health Organization report on the issue.  Mental illness does not discriminate and affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures. 20% of Canadians will personally experience mental illness in their lifetime.

Across Canada, the US, and around the world, buildings, landmarks, and bridges will illuminate purple on October 10 to show their solidarity in de-stigmatizing issues around mental illness by promoting discussions surrounding mental health, digital safety, cyberbullying and exploitation. Businesses, organizations, schools and sports teams have also come together to join and support Amanda’s legacy and #lightuppurple for world mental health day. Together we can show the entire world by lighting up purple that we say NO to bullying and the stigma of mental illness.

A complete list of participants is available on the event website here.

In addition to landmarks, buildings, fountains and bridges lighting up purple to show support, there will be people of all ages in schools, businesses and organizations wearing purple and making their voices heard on social media.

“The awareness related to bullying and mental health is a worldwide campaign that is never-ending but also needs more people and organizations to help with advocating and facilitating discussions. There are many people, both young and old, who are suffering the effects of depression and other symptoms of mental health.  It’s time we were more open in our conversations and we need to decrease the potential for tragic stories”, says Carol Todd, Founder of the Amanda Todd Legacy Society.

Stay connected with The Amanda Todd Legacy Society and Light Up Purple:

About Amanda Todd Legacy:  www.amandatoddlegacy.com

For more information and/or interview opportuties, please contact:  info@amandatoddlegacy.org 

 

 

Stenberg Speaks Out – Healthcare & Nursing College

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Did you know that 16% of teens have seriously considered suicide?

In addition to the public service ads that Stenberg is running in local newspapers for the month of October, we are supporting the Amanda Todd Legacy Society (amandatoddlegacy.org) and promoting the Light Up the World in Purple Awareness campaign (lightuppurple.com).

To view or download our ad – CLICK HERE

Light Up the World in Purple Event

Carol Todd, mother of Amanda Todd, will be speaking at Stenberg’s Surrey campus and sharing her story and insight into cyber bullying, depression and the creation of the Amanda Todd Legacy society and light Up the World Purple campaign.

For the month of October, we are encouraging the Stenberg community to wear their “Light up the World Purple” bracelet in support of the Amanda Todd Legacy society and show you care about this worldwide initiative. Wear something purple, open the discussion about what mental health is and talk about wellness strategies.
Share on social media and be sure to include the hashtag #StenbergSpeaksOut. Help us bring attention and a voice to this important issue.

Speak Up. Reach Out.

Amanda Todd Legacy Society    LightUpPurple

Resources:

Amanda Todd Legacy

crisiscentre.bc.ca / 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433

KidsHelpPhone.ca / 1-800-668-6868

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Special Heads Together event for World Mental Health Day being held by the Cambridges and Prince Harry – Royal Central

The Duke, Duchess, and Prince Harry will all speak at the event, as well, before taking a ride on the London Eye with those who have shared their mental health first aid experiences. The London Eye will light up in purple later that day to show support of World Mental Health Day. Other buildings around the world will also be lit up in purple for the worldwide movement of ending the stigma around mental health. The ‘light up purple campaign’ was set up in memory of Canadian teenager, Amanda Todd. You can read more information about the campaign here.

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TELUS Wise | Light Up Purple – Blog post by Carol Todd

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“As part of our commitment to keep families safe through TELUS WISE , we’ve partnered with Carol Todd and the Amanda Todd Legacy Society.  We believe in Carol Todd’s initiative and want to support her by sharing her story.”  Shelly Smith, Director TELUS WISE.

As Amanda’s mom, thinking about how she struggled with the ongoing cyberbullying and her personal mental health challenges brings to light about why it is so important, to not only share her story, but to talk about the reasons why it is so important to increase awareness about mental health.

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Prince William, Harry and Kate Middleton mark World Mental Health day with London Eye visit

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William, Kate and Harry will speak at a Heads Together event on the Southbank next Monday.

This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day focuses on the importance of psychological and mental health first aid for all.

… Later in the day, the Eye will turn purple in support of World Mental Health Day.

The global Light Up Purple drive was set up in memory of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who killed herself in 2012.

The 15-year-old brought the problem of cyber bullying to mainstream attention after she posted a video on YouTube in which she told her story with handwritten signs.

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