World lights up purple for Mental Health Day

Posted on October 11, 2013

From Niagara Falls and CN tower in Toronto to stadiums and city halls from Winnipeg to Langford, the world pledged to glow purple Thursday for Mental Health Day.

Oct. 10 also marked the first anniversary of Amanda Todd’s death, a Port Coquitlam teen who took her own life after struggling with depression and cyberbullying.

For the past six weeks, Amanda’s mother Carol has been drumming up support for the “Light Up the World Purple” campaign (purple being Amanda’s favourite colour), which encourages cities and organizations around the globe to light structures in support of World Mental Health Day.

“This is something we need to do to support one another and raise awareness about mental health issues,” Todd said.

Niagara Falls was set to light up purple on Thursday as was a bridge in Boston, the Los Angeles Airport, Mac the Moose in Moose Jaw, as well as Science World, B.C. Place and the Langevin Bridge in Calgary Alberta.


Source material from Maple Ridge News


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