To Write Love On Her Arms is an organization that is very close to my heart. I am a member of the UChapter at my university. TWLOHA has many different campaigns which all have the same purpose. TWLOHA is "dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide." Everyone works together to inform others of available treatment and to inspire them to take advantage of that treatment.
UChapters are student organizations on college campuses. They raise funds for TWLOHA, raise awareness of self-injury, suicide, and depression, and provide hope. My experience with TWLOHA UChapters has been amazing. I have only been a member for one year, but I have gained experiences and heard stories that will last a lifetime. I HIGHLY suggest this student organization to any college student interested in being a counselor or psychologist. Actually, any college student period. If you want to start a UChapter at your school, contact email@example.com.
IMAlive is a 24-hour online crisis intervention center. All volunteers are certified in crisis intervention. Anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide can receive help here in a live online chat. I am in the process of becoming a volunteer for IMAlive.
Six Word Memoirs are poems containing only six words that tell your story. They have the same purpose as the Fears Vs. Dreams campaign- to remind you that you are living a story.
The Move Conference
The Move Conference equips the community with education about addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicide. Every UChapter leader is required to attend this conference before beginning their UChapter. Move is led by mental health counselors. Although you can learn about dealing with these issues, you can't be certified through this conference.
Do you want to help?
VERY soon I will need to raise $250 to take the IMAlive training course. I'll post about that later.
Mandee Mundrick from Cloud Nine Designz sells a bracelet with half of the proceeds going towards TWLOHA. To order, click here.