“No One Else Can Play Your Part” is our campaign to celebrate National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10). We chose these words because we believe them to be true. We want people to know that their life matters, and their story is significant. More than anything, we want people to know that it’s okay to be honest, and it’s okay to ask for help. The highlight of our work is when people say things like, “I’m still alive because of TWLOHA.” Or “I got help because of you guys.”
Last year’s NSPW/WSPD was the biggest campaign in our history, and we believe this new one will be even better. We would love your support to help make that happen.
We sincerely hope you believe this idea to be true, this possibility that your life is priceless. We hope you have people in your life who remind you just how special and significant you are. We hope you have friends who serve as characters in your story, folks who remind you that your story is worth fighting for.
We’re hoping you might join us in bringing this message to people everywhere. Whether you have 10 friends or 10,000 followers, we all have some kind of influence. Our hope is that this campaign – these words, this design – might lead to life-changing conversations. The TWLOHA story has been one of people connecting with hope and help by talking about things that aren’t usually talked about. Too many people feel alone. Too many people feel invisible. “No one else can play your part” is meant to tell people that they matter, that they’re not alone, that there is still some time to be surprised.
Here’s how you can help:
Buy the World Suicide Prevention Day pack.
Each pack includes a shirt, bracelet, poster print, and pack of info cards. These materials feature our “No One Else Can Play Your Part” design printed in orange, which is often associated with suicide prevention. 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!
Join the conversation on Social Media.
Join the conversation and post photos using #NoOneElse14 & #WSPD14. Be sure to tag @TWLOHA on Twitter & Instagram. There will also be specific ways to participate during National Suicide Prevention Week (#NSPW14), and we will share those with you as it gets closer.
Tell us why No One Else Can Play Your Part.
Help us challenge the stigma of mental health by providing support and treatment for those affected by it. From now until the end of NSPW, every dollar raised through our NSPW 2014 StayClassy page will go directly to funding treatment and recovery. As our way of saying thanks, the top individual fundraiser will win a unique TWLOHA experience:
• 2 VIP tickets for you and a friend to Vans Warped Tour in the city closest to you. We’ll cover your travel expenses and give you $200 worth of TWLOHA merch.
• 2 VIP tickets for you and a friend to HEAVY AND LIGHT in Orlando, FL, complete with round-trip airfare and hotel stay.
Thank you for supporting TWLOHA.
Thank you for caring about people.
May we continue to fight for the stories around us.
Every story matters.
No one else can play your part.