TWLOHA shares inspiring video for World Suicide Prevention Day
As part of their campaign for National Suicide Prevention Week, non-profit organization TWLOHA has released an inspiring video with an important message.September 10, 2019
To Write Love On Her Arms has shared an inspiring new video with a very important message as part of its “You Make Today Better” campaign to honor World Suicide Prevention Day.
The video contains messages from Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman, pro surfer Caroline Marks and more.
National Suicide Prevention Week runs Sept. 8 through Sept. 14, raising awareness and challenging the stigma that believes you can’t talk about suicide or mental health.
As part of WSPD, TWLOHA has released a video featuring appearances from U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team stars Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach, actors Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) and Lorenza Izzo (One Upon A Time In Hollywood), Keltie Knight (Entertainment Tonight), basketball player Kyle Korver, singer/songwriter Mat Kearney and more.
On the video, TWLOHA Founder Jamie Tworkoswki shared:
“We love this video! We love that it’s a collection of faces and voices all coming together to remind people that life is worth living. It’s World Cup winners and Emmy nominees and teaches and students and parents, all taking a moment to add to what we believe is a life-saving conversation.”
You can watch the full “You Make Today Better” video below.
According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year. That’s one person every 40 seconds.
To help make a difference and participate in this year’s campaign, you can purchase the World Suicide Prevention Day pack, join the conversation on social media using #YouMakeTodayBetter and #WSPD19, become a fundraiser or donate to a campaign.
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Every item in the #WSPD19 pack features the message “You make today better.” You can use them to spread hope and to start conversations about mental health and suicide prevention in your community! Personalize your pack with either a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt and add-ons like the WSPD Baseball Cap! // Tap the image or visit the link in our profile to order yours. #YouMakeTodayBetter
TWLOHA has set a goal to raise $150,000 which will sponsor 3,000 counseling sessions, provide scholarships for higher levels of care and connect thousands of people to reduced-cost local mental health resources.
In addition to their campaign, TWLOHA has announced this year’s Heavy And Light event slated to take place Sept. 21 at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida.
The event will feature an inspiring evening of songs, conversation and hope, with performances from Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Anthony Raneriof Bayside, Dessa, andSWIMM. Also speaking at the event will be poet Anis Mojgani, artist/writer Morgan Harper Nichols, and singer/songwriter Jamie Grace.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there is help to be found. Please consider these online resources and talk to your regular doctor about your symptoms:
MentalHealth.gov – Get Immediate Help
ImAlive – Online Crisis Network
International Association For Suicide Prevention – Resources
The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
The National Alliance On Mental Illness
American Psychiatric Association – Finding Help
National Institute Of Mental Health
American Psychological Association – Psychologist locator
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