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Sep16
2018

Tomorrow Needs Us to Continue the Work

By To Write Love on Her Arms

For World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week, we asked you to fight alongside us. We asked you to fight for yourself and for others who needed to hear and believe our message this year: Tomorrow needs you.

Throughout the campaign, you told us why tomorrow needs you and told others that tomorrow needs them. You shared your stories and reasons and let the world know that mental health matters. You fought to prevent suicide, encouraged people to speak up about their struggles, and raised money so that we can connect those people to the help they deserve. You went above and beyond, and we are so grateful.

Although WSPD and NSPW have passed, and the Tomorrow Needs You campaign has ended, the work is far from over. Tomorrow and the tomorrows that follow will need you. We will need you here, joining us in this ongoing fight. And most importantly, when you are in need of support and encouragement, we will be here—always doing our best to connect you to the help you need and the hope you deserve to know.

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There are so many ways you can get involved and carry out this mission year round. Here’s how:

Tell someone why tomorrow needs them.

Reaching out to someone who may be struggling can provide them with a life-saving reminder that they are loved and not alone. You can use our NSPW stationery, send a text, email, or give them a call.

Share and utilize the resources.

Help exists, but sometimes people don’t know where to look. Use our FIND HELP tool to find free and reduced cost mental health services in your community by typing in any zip code in the United States. For resources outside of the US, visit our international page here. If someone you know is struggling, we ask that you share these with them.

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Donate your birthday.

You can now turn your big day into a celebration of hope by donating your birthday to TWLOHA through Facebook. It’s a chance to celebrate your story and to give those struggling a chance to find the hope and help they deserve. Find out how here.

Become an intern.

Interested in joining the TWLOHA team? Our Intern Program is a great opportunity to grow and learn. Interns are invited to join us in Melbourne, FL, to live in community while developing both personally and professionally. Details here.

Start a UChapter.

If you’re a college or graduate student, start or join a UChapter on your campus.

Host a MOVE Community Conference.

MOVE is a one or two-day workshop led by professional counselors where we explore the reality of issues like depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, what recovery looks like, and how we can make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling.

Learn more here.

Join TWLOHA Blue.

TWLOHA Blue is our monthly donor program that helps us meet people where they are and connect people to FIND HELP resources at over 150 events each year. Join Twloha Blue to make hope go further.

Become a volunteer.

Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. Crisis Counselors work remotely to answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them support through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Sign up to become a Crisis Text Line volunteer here.

The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. You can sign up to become a Trevor Project volunteer and provide life-saving support to LGBTQ+ youth in moments of need and crisis. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

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In addition to this list, there are even more ways for you to raise awareness for mental health. You can reach out to those in your community and online by inviting them to be honest and open with their struggles.

We often hear from people that they’re nervous to speak up about their depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction, anxiety or self-injury because they fear it will hurt their relationships or make them appear weak and damaged. Our hope is that by sharing your own story, you will inspire others to share theirs. Our hope is that you can be a safe space to listen, encourage, and accept people as they are.

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Comments (3)

  1. Aneliese Nothnagel

    TWLOHA has given me so much hope. Having daily updates on Facebook have given me reasons to keep going. I’m came into hospita yesterday to try and get some help as I Have had 3 suicide attempts in the last three months. All the positive posts of fb have been really helpful. The give me hope
    Seeing what people have written to why they still need to be here. Mine would be to make a chance in someone else’s life and to eventually be able to speak my story to bring hope to others. I am praying this hospital stay gets me to be to be to be to where I need to be and I can flourish.
    Thankyou for all you do. Hopefully I will be able eventually afford some of your merch to start spreading the message more here in Astralia.
    Love to you all.

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  2. Laura

    Hi everyone, I’m Italian and I struggled for depression since I was a child. Now I’m ok thanks to medecins and counselors. I’d like to know more about your non profit corp.: is there an Italian one? I’d like doing something for my country, because here no one talks about depression… and a lot of youngs keep on die. Thanks and sorry for my english.

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    1. TWLOHA

      Hi Laura!

      We are so grateful that you have found a way to manage your depression. That’s amazing!

      If you want to learn more about TWLOHA, and possibly spreading our message of hope in Italy, please reach out to our team at info@twloha.com.

      Thank you so much!

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