Tie a Purple Ribbon—Stop Domestic Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and October 18 is the National Day to Wear Purple to spread the message:
Domestic violence happens everywhere all the time and affects everyone. Women are the principal victims. This month, pin purple ribbons on your shirt or coat, tie them on your wrist, braid them in your hair or use in other creative ways to get people talking about this important issue.
In addition, October 7-13 was Mental Illness Awareness Week.
In her Message this month, Merle Hoffman talks about why mental health is critical to overall health and discusses her work promoting good mental health, here and in other countries.