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Monday, February 8, 2010

One Pimple is One Too Many - TWLOHA

Hello everyone!

Today I want to highlight an organization that I've loved and supported for several years now. They've helped many people overcome their struggles. Unfortunately though, many think they are just a brand or a fad.

I'm here to tell you differently.

From their website, To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

One of my favorite quotes was written by the founder of TWLOHA, Jamie Tworkowski, who said:

We are only asked to love, to offer hope to the many hopeless. We don't get to choose all the endings, but we are asked to play the rescuers. We won't solve all mysteries and our hearts will certainly break in such a vulnerable life, but it is the best way. We were made to be lovers bold in broken places, pouring ourselves out again and again until we're called home.

I myself have never struggled with depression, addiction, self-injury or thoughts of suicide but that does not give me the right to ignore the growing problem that it is with teens today. Maybe you or someone you know has struggled with any and/or all of these and you need that hope.

For more information on TWLOHA and how to help out, 
please go to:

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or depression, please don't hesitate to call 1-800-SUICIDE. Suicide is a long term solution to a short-term problem. Please, pick up the phone. 

One last thing to think about:

I don't ever want to go back to believing life is meaningless. I know there are biochemical causes for some forms of depression, but I wish people who struggle against dark thoughts would risk their hopes on living a good story - by that I mean finding a team of people doing hard work for a noble cause, and joining them. I think they'd be surprised at how soon their sad thoughts would dissipate, if for no other reason than they didn't have time to think them anymore. There would be too much work to do, too many scenes to write.
- Donald Miller

You are worth more than you know.

Hope you have a great week everyone <3


postscript: Don't forget to write TWLOHA or To Write Love On Her Arms on your wrist Feb 13 - 15. You're alive. We're on your side. <3

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