Mental health non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) has announced its 10th annual campaign to honor World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) and National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5th-11th). This year’s campaign revolves around the statement “Another Day With You.”
In a blog post shared earlier today, the organization wrote: “This community, this movement knows what it’s like to face and endure moments that feel insurmountable. Those moments when you’re nearly certain you can’t or won’t survive. But we know, and you know through lived experience, that they are survivable. They are far from insignificant, they are far from easy—but they remain opportunities to witness healing and change. They result in another day. And to us, another day with you means the chance for feelings to shift, joy to be reintroduced, and hope to grow.”
When asked about the importance of the campaign, TWLOHA Co-Executive Director Lindsay Kolsch added: “It’s hard to prevent something like suicide when we’re uncomfortable talking about it. The thing that makes it uncomfortable? That’s called stigma. This campaign is about making it possible for moments of authentic connection and conversation that just might help someone stay to happen. Whether that’s in the classroom, at the dinner table, or online. We want those struggling to feel seen and for everyone to know they can be a part of the solution.“
People can participate by purchasing the organization’s World Suicide Prevention Day pack, joining the conversation online using #AnotherDayWithYou and #WSPD21, and tagging @TWLOHA, and by donating to the campaign. TWLOHA will directly invest every dollar from the campaign into sponsoring 3,500 counseling sessions and supporting 45,000 searches for free or affordable mental health care using their FIND HELP Tool.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, they have donated over $2.6 million directly into treatment and recovery and have answered over 210,000 emails from over 100 countries, and traveled more than 3.8 million miles to meet people face-to-face at nearly 3,000 events. Each month, they connect with 10 million people online through social media and their FIND HELP Tool fields 3,500 searches made by people seeking affordable, local mental health resources.
In 2020 alone, TWLOHA:
— Reached more than 10 million people online each month.
— Shared over 123 stories of mental health and healing through the blog, podcast, and LIVE events.
— Delivered the message of hope to all 50 states and 70 countries through 27,000 merch orders.
— Brought this movement (prior to COVID-19) to 22 cities over 31 days including trips to the UK and Mexico City.
— Invested more than $205,000 into treatment and recovery to help sponsor 2,600 individual counseling sessions and support 6,480 hours of group therapy for 673 people.
— Provided 35,000 program searches through their FIND HELP Tool.
For more information,please visit: www.twloha.com.