To Write Love on Her Arms
To Write Love on Her Arms wasn't intended to be an organization to begin with, founder Jamie Tworkowski just wrote a story about a friend that had been struggling with Self-Injury, addiction, depression, and suicidal thoughts. He posted her story after she entered treatment, titled "To Write Love on Her Arms." on MySpace. Soon after, he received messages from people all over the world and set out to start something to help relieve the pain and help others struggling to live freely. Jamie and his friends started selling T-shirts to help pay for treatments and made TWLOHA an official organization in 2007.
At TWLOHA, they believe that:
Better days are ahead and finding hope and receiving help is attainable.
You were created to love and be loved.
Everyone's story is important.
People need other people.
TWLOHA just wants people to know that they aren't alone. That calling a hotline, going to treatment, and taking the first step into recovery are the best choices that they can make. Giving up is not the answer.
What They've Done:
They've donated 2 million dollars to treatment and recovery, and have used grants to travel to help others get through hardships. 200,000 messages have been received since the original message was posted, and continue to reach out to touch the hearts of those struggling.