I’m taking part in ‘To Write Love On Her Arms‘ tomorrow. It’s a big American-based movement, and the site can be a little preachy if you’re not Christian, so to summarise it:
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.
To take part, write ‘love’ on your arm tomorrow, Wednesday 21st April.
That’s it. It’s quite simple. The idea is to raise awareness, so if right-minded people notice it you can tell them about the movement, or if other people are doing it they’ll get a boost from you joining in as well. Some weird looks are bound to happen as well, but hey, so it goes.
As I see it, by marking your arm I’m saying that I understand that suicide, depression, self-harm and addiction is a serious issue and I understand how hard it is to be suffering from these conditions and thoughts and support any suffers in their efforts to get through this. Which is a worthy cause, because the people struggling through their issues are a hardcore and brilliant bunch.
What it means to you is personal, though. For example: it also reminds me of someone I’ve lost.
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