World Suicide Prevention Day
To Write Love On Her Arms is hosting their annual National Suicide Prevention Day campaign, which across the nation is recognized as September 10th. TWLOHA (for short) “is 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” according to the vision statement that you can view on their site.
Like any resilient survivor, it is hard to overcome a life of tragedy without carrying scars with you everyday. While you might not feel them or reflect on them everyday, the days you do, it can prove unbearable. According to ChildHelp.org, 80% of survivors of abuse suffer from depression, anxiety, and emotional disorders. Without the proper help, survivors of abuse can turn to a life of crime, teen pregnancy, or become abusers themselves, while many others find it too difficult to make it through each day…and might harm or even end their own life.
While fighting to end abuse we need to help survivors. They need somebody to ease the pain of open wounds and help the healing process…and this campaign can be what helps.
For more information, to get involved, to help others, or maybe help yourself, go to TWLOHA.org.