To Write Love on Her Arms

To Write Love on Her Arms  (TWLOHA) is an organization I have been following, rooting for, and supporting for several years now.

To Write Love on Her Arms

In 2006, a couple of 20-somethings in California got together and decided to save to life of a friend, a girl who desperately need help. They rallied around her, helped her through the worst nights, and sold t-shirts to pay for her rehab. One of the friends, Jamie Tworkowski, wrote a beautiful story about Renee, her struggle, and her story, that went along with the t-shirts. It was called, “To Write Love On Her Arms.”

After a while, the title of the story became the name of a movement, and eventually, the organization that still reaches out to young people who are struggling and alone. They are dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

As they say on their website, ” TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

What has always impressed me is the very real, authentic, and personal way that TWLOHA reaches out to young people in ways they can relate to. They take their message to rock concerts, spread it on Facebook, and invest directly in the lives of those who find them.

They send out a message of relentless hope in the face of darkness.

I encourage everyone who reads this to go to their website, learn more about them, buy a t-shirt, donate, or better yet, pass the message on to someone else.

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