Today’s post will be different than what you may be used to, but it is a message that is begging to be heard. This is something that millions of people every where are struggling with, and I feel very strongly that people need to know about a website entitled To Write Love On Her Arms. This non-profit organization was formed in 2006 by Jamie Tworkowski. It began as an attempt to tell a story and a way to help a friend. To Write Love On Her Arms (also known as TWLOHA) is a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicidal thoughts. The sole purpose behind TWLOHA is to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
I first learned about TWLOHA through one of my friends who was struggling with self-injury. TWLOHA really helped her to see the brighter side of things. She reached out to TWLOHA and got help. She is now a year into recovery, and I am extremely proud of her and happy for her. TWLOHA helped her beat her depression and focus more on the positive in life.
On the TWLOHA site, there are help lines to call if you need help right away. TWLOHA helps millions of people all around the world. It helps by telling individuals that they are not alone. There is always someone willing to help at any time of the day or night. TWLOHA helps to show that your story is important. They works to let people know that it is okay to be honest and that it is okay to ask for help.
TWLOHA sells shirts, hoodies, bags, bracelets and posters. With each purchase, the money is donated to helping bring a message of hope and help to the world.
If you or someone you love is struggling, please know that you are not alone and that it is okay to ask for help. It truly is! That is the bravest thing you can do is reach out and ask for help. Please know that recovery is possible. It is possible to change and start again. Never lose hope. There are many people in the world who are struggling with things similar to what you are struggling with.
Hope is real.
Help is available.
Don’t give up.
If you need someone to talk to, I will do my absolute best to help you. I give you my word.
Below I have listed a few hotlines to call. Please know that the call is anonymous to the best of my knowledge.
Please don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
Your life is precious and worth living.
- Suicide Help Hotline: 800-273-8255
- Self-Injury Hotline: 800-366-8288
- Eating Disorder Hotline: 800-845-2211
- Depression Hotline: 888-771-5166
- Addiction Hotline: 866-721-5756
- Gambling Hotline: 800-522-4700