February 22, 2017 is Pink Day. The goal of the day is to bring awareness to the issues of bullying and it’s impact. Pink Day began when two Nova Scotia high school students took a stand against bullying and asked all of their peers to wear pink to school after a male classmate had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt. This year’s theme is Heroes Assemble. We all have the capacity to be kind and compassionate. We can learn to appreciate and celebrate our diversity. Promoting respect and kindness, and speaking out about bullying is heroic.
How can you take part?
- Wear pink on February 22, 2017
- Organize an event in your school or community
- Help spread kindness and respect by speaking out against bullying with #HeroesAssemble
Are you dealing with bullying?
Know that it is never your fault if you’ve experienced bullying and you’re not alone. It can be important to talk to an adult you trust about what you are experiencing. This could be a family member, teacher, school counsellor or Teen Clinic. It can also include a free phone line or free drop-in counselling.
- Klinic Crisis Line at 1-888-322-3019 or (204) 786-8686 (24/27) ~ Provides counselling, support and information for people in crisis or distress.
- Klinic drop-in counselling at 545 Broadway ~Free counselling services in Winnipeg.