To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) has announced that they will be hosting a Google Hangout tonight, March 30th, in celebration of the organization’s 10th anniversary. To anyone unfamiliar with TWLOHA, they are a “non-profit movement 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.”
The Google Hangout can be joined here as a live-stream at 7PM EST and will be hosted by TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski, Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman, and Bearcat’s Renee Yohe.
Moreover, TWLOHA has released a heartwarming video in celebration of their success and what they have achieved this past decade, viewable here on YouTube too.
Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over a staggering $1.5 million directly into treatment and recovery. Over the past ten years, TWLOHA has been acclaimed by press and featured on huge outlets such as Rolling Stone, US Magazine, Glamour, Yahoo!, NYLON Guys, MTV, Elle, NPR, among many more. The organization has been passionately supported by various celebrities including actress Jessica Chastain, actor Jared Padalecki (notable for his heartfelt contribution and setting up his own charity, Always Keep Fighting), Liv Tyler, Joaquin Phoenix, Sophia Bush, Zac Efron, James Earl Jones—and a whole host of other big-name celebrities.
In the light of recent LGBTQ scandals and also teen suicides, suicidal ideation, I think it is incredibly important to keep the vulnerable suffers of mental health disorders in mind—and if anyone can support this truly brilliant cause, or share on Twitter, Tumblr or social media about this—that would be absolutely fantastic!
This September TWLOHA honored National Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide Prevention Day. The organization set a campaign “We’ll See You Tomorrow,” during which an astonishing $83,000 was raised for treatment and counseling. TWLOHA also participated in events in Toronto, Chicago, Nashville and Minneapolis.
This Saturday on April 2nd, TWLOHA comes to House of Blues Orlando for a special event: ‘TWLOHA Turns 10’. It’s described as a tempting “evening of songs, conversation, and hope.” The evening will feature performances by Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, singer/songwriter Matt Wertz, spoken-word poets Sierra Demulder and Tonya Ingram, and Bearcat’s Renee Yohe—a wide variety of immense talent, as you can see! As well as this and in true charitable spirit, attendees will leave with a list of resources, people and places they can turn to for help. To purchase tickets, please visit this website, and for more information on TWLOHA, please visit: http://twloha.com.