Pink Shirt Day highlights link between bullying and depression says Mental Health Foundation Staff at the Mental Health Foundation are asking New Zealanders to join with them in wearing pink on Pink Shirt Day this Wednesday, 28 April.
Following on from the Foundation-sponsored Bullying Forum held earlier this month, the Mental Health Foundation is proud to support Pink Shirt Day and the raising of awareness of the link between bullying and depression.
Created by two Nova Scotian high school students, Pink Shirt Day encourages people to wear pink to show their opposition to a problem that can affect people, especially those at school.
“As recent research and media coverage have highlighted, bullying is a serious problem in New Zealand, and there is a clear link between being bullied and experiencing mental health problems,” Judi Clements, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation says. “Pink Shirt Day gives us all a chance to make a stand against bullying, raise awareness and discussion of the issues and work towards a society that values equality and respect.”