April242013

Out of the Darkness Walk, Kent State University 2013

Many of our TWLOHA - KSU UChapter members participated in this walk.

Campus Lifeline of Kent State University created this video.

Though it is still in progress, Campus Lifeline, could be a great help in starting a conversation and breaking the stigma surrounding suicide. As their site says, “Too many college students are considering suicide, and too few are talking about it. With this report, we hope to change that.”

So, be a dori. Just keep swimming :) And, know that you are loved more than you will ever know. 

November12012

Cathy’s Creations is donating $5 from each sale of either the bracelet or the pendant to To Write Love On Her Arms!

Not only would you be helping a great cause, but you also get to be fashionable too =)

It’s a win-win!

October212012
October142012

Our group at the NAMI Portage County Walk for Recovery a couple of weeks ago!

October32012
Our inbox is always open.
Our members & community is always welcoming.
We love you. Don’t ever forget that.
Your story is important, and THIS IS NOT THE END OF YOUR STORY.
<3

Our inbox is always open.

Our members & community is always welcoming.

We love you. Don’t ever forget that.

Your story is important, and THIS IS NOT THE END OF YOUR STORY.

<3

(Source: healingx, via whimsicalreveries)

September122012
jesslyincleveland:

TWLOHA posted about us on Instagram, too! I am beyond overjoyed :)

We are so humbled to have been featured so many times by TWLOHA, Inc. Words can&#8217;t even express it! &lt;3

jesslyincleveland:

TWLOHA posted about us on Instagram, too! I am beyond overjoyed :)

We are so humbled to have been featured so many times by TWLOHA, Inc. Words can’t even express it! <3

(Source: healthyhappycle)

8PM

Changing the Stigmas of Mental Health.

twloha:

We believe the negative stigma surrounding mental health can change. Our goal is that the conversation about depression and suicide would be encouraging and honest, that those who need help could attain it, that people who struggle would know they are not alone. But this won’t happen overnight, nor will it be achieved through one person. One of the goals of National Suicide Prevention Week is to inform and enable groups of people to actively pursue such change—together. Which is why we asked you…

HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY WORKING TO CHANGE THE STIGMAS OF MENTAL HEALTH?

“By participating in the Stride to Prevent Suicide 5k held in our community and raising awareness about suicide, it’s no longer a “dirty word.” - Stephanie, 34

“Personally, I have become open about what I’ve struggled with. Depression, anxiety, self-harm… All it takes is one person to tell someone they’re not alone.”

“We can do this by promoting weeks like National Suicide Prevention Week and educating people of the giant effect that it has on the world.”

“I’m studying to become a professional counselor, and I try to correct stigmatizing attitudes and statements when I hear them. I’ve also done an Out of the Darkness community walk, and I would like to do another one.” - Katie, 24

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8PM

Remembering Those We’ve Lost.

twloha:

Nearly one million people die by suicide every year—and for each life lost, there is a family and community greatly impacted. Suddenly, they are confronted not only with the loss of a loved one, but the persistent questions that fill their absence. The answers may never come—but we believe the questions themselves unite us and are reason enough to strive to change the numbers, to try to stop another life from ending. During National Suicide Prevention Week, we pause to look back so that we might better move forward.

HAVE YOU EVER LOST SOMEONE TO SUICIDE? HOW DID THAT AFFECT YOU?

“Yes, my cousin. I still don’t know why, and it still hurts. It also made me more determined to be there for anyone and to get the word out that this is a serious issue.”

“My brother was my first best friend. I still can’t understand how he is no longer here. It has been over a year, and it hasn’t gotten any easier. I never knew that he was so sad and felt so hopeless.”

“I spent high school and college sleeping with my phone beneath my pillow, constantly feeling like I had to be there as a lifeline. TWLOHA has helped me to help them, but to also seek the help that I needed for myself—especially when it came time for me to step back and connect my friends directly to help.” - Jessica, 22

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4PM
TWLOHA tweeted about us :)
We&#8217;re so thankful that we have the opportunity to share TWLOHA&#8217;s message of hope, help, and community on our campus! And we are also thankful for all of our amazing members and supporters. We couldn&#8217;t do this without you &lt;3
Hope is real. Help is real. Your story is important.

TWLOHA tweeted about us :)

We’re so thankful that we have the opportunity to share TWLOHA’s message of hope, help, and community on our campus! And we are also thankful for all of our amazing members and supporters. We couldn’t do this without you <3

Hope is real. Help is real. Your story is important.

September112012
TWLOHA hosts Red Flag for Awareness Event
We got featured on the front page of the Daily Kent Stater, and we&#8217;re on KentWired.com! Check out the article, it is really well written. We are so proud!

TWLOHA hosts Red Flag for Awareness Event


We got featured on the front page of the Daily Kent Stater, and we’re on KentWired.com! Check out the article, it is really well written. We are so proud!

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