I want to speak to you about something I am quite passionate about! Today has been branded as To Write Love on Her Arms Day. To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
So write the word LOVE on your arm, to support those fighting against depression. Show it off, tell others that you are supporting TWLOHA Day, helping to stop depression, and making 'love' the movement.
|Showing the LOVE on TWLOHA Day|
There's a lot of information available about TWLOHA here on their site. They are also on Facebook, twitter, MySpace, YouTube and just about anywhere else you'd want to find them :-)
Here's a little snippet from their site...
We’ve learned that two out of three people who struggle with depression never seek help, and that untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide. In America alone, it’s estimated that 19 million people live with depression, and suicide is the third-leading cause of death among those 18-24 years old.
The good news is that depression is very treatable, that a very real hope exists in the face of these issues. We’ve met people who are getting the help they need, sitting across from a counselor for the first time, stepping into treatment, or reaching out to a suicide hotline in a desperate moment.
|Pick Up The Phone Tour in Philadelphia, April 2010|