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To Write Love on Her Arms promotes National Suicide Prevention Day

The non-profit organization has supporters writing on their skin

To Write Love on Her Arms supporters post pictures on all social media websites
Source: Jessy Rone via Flickr
Caption: To Write Love on Her Arms supporters post pictures on all social media websites

To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-for-profit organization devoted to the prevention and healing of depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide, has supporters doing what the brand calls for. As Monday, Sept. 10 is National Suicide Prevention Day, supporters of the organization are showing their support.

Students of both high schools and colleges across the country are reminding those around them about the importance of National Suicide Awareness Day, as the To Write Love on Her Arms website makes its mission to honor.

“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,” the mission statement reads.

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is sure to be full of pictures of wrists and arms inked with the word “love” in remembrance of the 3,000 people in the U.S. that commit suicide yearly, according to the World Health Organization. The photos of sharpie-tattooed skin going viral also supports those suffering from depression, addiction and self-mutilation.

The idea of writing “love” on supporter’s arms comes from the story that the organization stems from. The story of a young woman dealing with a rough life of drugs, abuse, depression and self-mutilation set the groundwork for the company’s founders to help those suffering through faith-based healing.

The story can be read at the To Write Love on Her Arms website, in addition to facts and resources for finding help for those suffering from depression, addiction, self-injury, suicide or another issue plaguing the youth.