2nd Annual To Write Love on Her Arms Day 2

TWLOHA 001, originally uploaded by janetdmorris.

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.

As many of you know, I have had issues with depression and self-injury, as well as some issues with drug abuse and a suicide attempt, so this cause is very important to me. Okay, so I don’t talk about the latter two as much as the first, but when I first heard about TWLOHA, I thought that it would be awesome to support such a great cause.

Of course, it’s difficult to write love on your arms sometimes when you have depression, addiction, etc., but it is important to do so. I just hope that for those of you who participated in today’s writing on the arms that you actually knew why you were doing so and weren’t participating to look cool. I always worry that people think that they’re just supposed to go with the flow with these things and that they are supposed to just write it on their arms to fit in.

This was not a day about fitting in. It was about standing up for a cause. Showing the world that love can help conquer these problems.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.