Sadly, suicide is at a 30-year high in America. The overall suicide rate in America rose by 24% between 1999 and 2014. In 2014, 42,773 Americans died by suicide. But this isn’t just a problem in our country. More than 800,000 people die by suicide around the world every single year…
The To Write Love on Her Arms team is doing something to stop this tragedy.
To Write Love on Her Arms 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.
Through their #IKeptLiving campaign, they aim to raise 85K to invest into treatment and recovery. These funds will make it possible for people to receive professional help and find a way to keep living.
There are two big ways that you can get involved:
- Buy the World Suicide Prevention Day pack
All of these items are meant to equip you to talk about suicide prevention in your community. Use them as conversation starters, encouraging reminders, and informative tools to share with others. Finally, be sure to wear your shirt and bracelet on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)!
- Fundraise for suicide prevention
Help TWLOHA challenge the stigma surrounding mental health by providing support and treatment for those affected by it. From now until the end of NSPW, every dollar raised will go directly to funding treatment and recovery.
Your story isn’t over. The air in your lungs is there for a reason. Keep going. Keep living.
I hope you’ll choose to be a voice for those suffering.