Nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) have just announced the details surrounding its 8th annual campaign to honor World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) and National Suicide Prevention Week(September 8th – September 14th).
This year’s campaign centers around the simple, earnest message of: “You Make Today Better.”
TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkoswki explains that, “World Suicide Prevention Day has become the most important day of the year for us. We love that this campaign gives people a way not only to support TWLOHA but also to have honest conversations about mental health. Above all, the goal is people getting help and lives being saved.”
People are able to participate in this year’s campaign by purchasing the organization’s World Suicide Prevention Day pack, becoming a fundraiser or donating to the campaign, or simply even being active on social media — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram — using the hashtags #YouMakeTodayBetter and #WSPD19. For this year, TWLOHA has set a goal of $150,000 to sponsor 3,000 counseling sessions, provide scholarships for higher levels of care, and to connect thousands of people to reduced-cost mental health resources locally.
Additionally, TWLOHA has recently announced their plans for their annual Heavy and Light Event on September 21st, 2019 at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida. The organization invites everyone to attend, and promises to deliver a show of inspiring songs, conversation and hope, featuring performances from Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Dessa, SWIMM, spoken word poet Anis Mojgani, singer/songwriter Morgan Harper Nichols, and singer/songwriter Jamie Grace. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $2.4 million directly into treatment, has responded to over 210,000 messages from over 100 countries, and traveled more than 3.4 million miles to meet people face-to-face at nearly 3,000 events. Addtionally, each month they connect with 5 million people online through social media and their FIND HELP Tool fields — 5,000 searches made by people seeking affordable, local mental health resources.