Delaware Goes Purple is a campaign urging people throughout our state to create awareness around substance use and take a stand against it. At SUN Delaware, we see the detrimental effects of substance use every day as we try to help our patients overcome their dependencies, which is why we’ve gone purple every year since we opened to help further the awareness of an epidemic impacting people throughout our state and across the country.
Monday, 9/16: Kickoff Day & Purple Vigil
- All day — We’ll provide purple ribbons and purple pens to hospital guests while our dining room will even serve purple food.
- Noon — Purple smoke will be released as we truly go purple.
- 6:30 p.m. — A Purple Vigil will be held to remember those affected by opioids and loved ones we’ve lost.
- After dark — SUN Delaware will glow purple with LED lighting.
- All day — SUN Delaware staff will wear purple polos and shirts.
- All day — Purple candy bars will be distributed.
- Afternoon — Patients and staff will enjoy purple lemonade, cakes and cookies.
- All day — SUN Delaware patients, staff and our community will come together to help create a purple quilt. Those who participate are invited to write a message in remembrance or positivity on a square of fabric. When it’s finished, it’ll be hung in our lobby.
- All day — Everyone is asked to dress in purple to help spread the word about Go Purple and create awareness about the opioid epidemic.
- All day — SUN Delaware staff will pass out purple pens and ribbons while sharing about the purpose of Go Purple.
Embrace Hope in the Darkness
If substance use or chemical dependency is already part of your life or someone you love, we can help. At SUN, we provide a variety of treatments and programs for those struggling with substance use disorder, including co-occurring mental illness. Our treatment options include inpatient and outpatient for adolescents and adults experiencing:
- Anxiety, persistent worry, panic attacks
- Auditory or visual hallucinations or delusional thinking
- Depression, hopelessness
- Mood instability
- Self-harm or thoughts of self-harm
- Substance use disorders
Throughout treatment, we work with our patients and their families to create the best possible outcome and an ongoing recovery plan for success — empowering them to make good choices for life.