What is To Write Love on Her Arms?
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 invest directly into treatment and recovery.
To Write Love on Her Arms began in Orlando, FL, in 2006 when our founder, Jamie Tworkowski, wrote a story about a friend and the five days preceding her entry into treatment. The story, which was entitled “To Write Love on Her Arms,” went viral, and T-shirts were initially printed and sold as a way to pay for that friend’s treatment. Since then, TWLOHA has become a non-profit which serves as a bridge to hope and help for people facing the same issues.
You can read more about TWLOHA’s history and vision here.
Events / Benefits
Will TWLOHA come speak at my school / concert / event / church?
TWLOHA is always open to the possibility of speaking at your event. Though we can’t accommodate every speaking request we receive, we do our best to attend as many as possible. Have an official representative email firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure they include any important details, such as date, location, number of attendees, and information about your event. Please include any important details, such as date, location, number of attendees, and information about your event.
If you are hosting a benefit event to raise funds for TWLOHA and would like a TWLOHA representative to attend, please email email@example.com.
Can I use the “To Write Love on Her Arms” name and/or logo for my benefit or fundraiser?
In order for you to use the official TWLOHA name and logo, you must make your event an official TWLOHA benefit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the application process. Include in your email event details such as the date, place, and what the event fundraiser will look like. Our staff member will provide guidelines during the application process about using our name and logo.
Outside of TWLOHA-approved events and materials, the To Write Love on Her Arms name, logos, and slogans cannot be used, as they are trademarked by the organization.
When is TWLOHA coming somewhere near me?
Members of our team travel to speaking events, tours, festivals, and more. Be sure to regularly check our calendar and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, as we are adding new events all the time. If you are interested in bringing a TWLOHA event to your community, please contact email@example.com for more information. We hope to see you on the road soon.
Financial / Donations
Where does the money go?
TWLOHA uses the proceeds from merch sales and donations to carry out annual campaigns, programs, and events that help us share our message of hope and help. We are also fortunate to be able to invest a portion of funds directly into treatment and recovery. For a complete breakdown of how funds are used, you can view our financial reports here.
To date, we’ve provided $1.5 million to 73 unique organizations and counseling practices. Below is a list of some of the organizations and counseling groups to which TWLOHA has most recently providing funding through grants and counseling scholarships.
Kristin Brooks Hope Center (1-800-SUICIDE)
Suicide Prevention Initiatives (SPI)
Self Injury Foundation
Minding Your Mind Foundation
In the Rooms
Kids Help Line (Australia) (1-800-55-1800)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
New Hope C.O.R.P.S.
TWLOHA calls Central Florida home, and we have been able to offer a scholarship program for people seeking counseling in the area who have little or no insurance.
Solace Counseling – Located in downtown Orlando, FL, Solace Counseling was founded by Licensed Mental Health Counselors Aaron and Michelle Moore. Solace Counseling was created to be a place of comfort and relief, offering hope and help in times when life is difficult, and when we just need some help in moving forward. Aaron and Michelle work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families walking through a variety of life struggles, including addiction, eating disorders, depression, self-injury, anxiety, and relationship difficulties.
Christopher Counseling Group – The Christopher Counseling Group, located in Melbourne, FL, provides a variety of services including individual counseling for adults, teens and children, family counseling to include couples, group counseling, seminars, and workshops.
New Hope Counseling Center – New Hope Counseling Center is a full-service outpatient counseling center dedicated to providing a faith-based counseling alternative for children, adolescents, young adults, couples, and families in the Space Coast area. Those who seek help will find a credentialed, professional staff, offering a unique approach that is tailored to the needs of the individual client. This can include psychological concepts, Biblical precepts, and a variety of mental health techniques and services. Our therapists are licensed and pre-licensed professionals engaged in quality mental health care, counseling, and educational services.
Florida Counseling Centers – Florida Counseling Centers offers a team of psychologists and professional counselors who are all trained and passionate about helping you get from where you are to where you want to be. They specialize in short-term counseling that research shows is the most effective way to help people solve their problems. They work with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, and older adults and specialize in Individual Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Play Therapy, and Faith-Based Counseling.
How can I get involved?
Thanks for your interest in supporting TWLOHA! There are a number of ways to get involved. We encourage you to check out our Get Involved page to get started. From there you can help us start a conversation, find ways to bring TWLOHA to your community, fundraise, and join us in national campaigns to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health. Other simple ways to support our cause include sending donations or representing us by wearing TWLOHA merchandise.
Can I make my own merchandise with the TWLOHA logo and use all the proceeds to benefit the cause?
The To Write Love on Her Arms name, logos, and slogans cannot be used outside of official TWLOHA purposes, as they are trademarked by the organization. If you’d like to donate proceeds from the sale of your own personal designs and merchandise, you are welcome to do so.
I have a question about my merchandise order. Who can I talk to about that?
Please email your questions and/or order information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is merchandise important for TWLOHA as a non-profit?
In the beginning, before TWLOHA was a non-profit, our Title T-shirt was sold to help pay for one person’s treatment. As TWLOHA began to grow, we continued to use merchandise as a way to finance our work. While we do receive additional revenue from programs, donations, and speaking honorariums, TWLOHA is somewhat unique in that the sale of our merchandise remains a primary source of funding for the ways in which we give back.
Every piece of merchandise also has a much bigger purpose. It’s a conversation starter. It’s something that ties supporters together as a community. It spreads the TWLOHA message to someone who might not have found out about us otherwise. It shares hope.
To see the shirts, bracelets, and other merchandise TWLOHA currently has available, head over to our Online Store.
Press / Blog
How do I interview someone from TWLOHA?
If you are a member of the press, please contact Rachel Miller or Dayna Ghiraldi at Big Picture Media or browse our Press page. If you need to email someone from TWLOHA for academic or personal purposes, please send your request and information about the project to email@example.com.
Can I write for TWLOHA’s blog?
TWLOHA loves to feature the voices of supporters, mental health experts, artists, and more. Please send your detailed pitch or submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Guest Blog Pitch.”