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TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms) Announces a Google Hangout Tonight (March 30th)

In celebration of the organization's 10 year anniversary for an excellent cause

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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.”

An inspirational message from TWLOHA's website.
An inspirational message from TWLOHA’s website.

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.

A promotional poster for the event on April 2nd.
A promotional poster for the event on April 2nd.

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.

 

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  1. I admire the way you cleverly interlink this charitable cause with some very, very relevant topics going on right now – such as The 100 mess (which was an awful show, and somehow got WORSE). But both the Trevor Project and this fights for very similar causes and I think it’s very good of you to be covering both.

    I have to admit I follow you on Twitter and recently I’ve seen some disturbing posts and I know a lot of people were worried about you. I do have to say: Nicola, you are such a young student, and with your tweets all I have to say is prioritize your personal life and be happy. I understand Talk Nerdy With Us is unpaid (which is criminal, considering the excellent quality of your articles – far beyond this website – you should look into some journalists’ websites for sure, for you’ve been quoted by exhulted critic Mo Ryan TWICE and your writing shows the most promise of anybody’s on this website- so I’d really encourage you to look for those avenues where they will actually pay you instead of what it seems like – more of a chore than a passion, now.) This isn’t to criticize your writing – your writing is, as always, an excellent and powerful read – but this is nowhere near on your level of passion in pieces such as ‘LGBT Fans deserve better’ or your ‘Lexa/Roan’ analysis, or your most recent Person of Interest articles (which were absolutely phenomenal).

    I don’t wish to pry behind the scenes but I do think your talent is far beyond this website, and if you don’t become a pharmacist (I believe you’re a pharmacy student?) then do look into some paid journalism! You write FAR better than most of the professional critics out there, and I think you’d have a great career ahead if you pursued that path! If not – I’m sure you will go far in whatever career you pursue, with the kindness and empathy you showed The 100 fandom.

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