To Write Love
On Her Arms

Mental Health Grant Recipient

Break the Silence and Break the Cycle

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.

They believe the work they do through their website, social media platforms, video and design projects, and interview opportunities gives them a chance to challenge the stigma that surrounds mental health. They share over 125 stories a year from guest contributors on our blog, because if the original TWLOHA story proved anything, it was that stories could help people feel less alone. The team does over 100+ events each year to bring the message of hope and help on the road. They get to meet people where they are on college campuses, high schools, music festivals, Vans Warped Tour, and in community centers. By bringing the conversation of mental health to unexpected places and spaces we challenge the lie and the stigma that says you can’t talk about mental health. Not only breaking silence, they also connect people to local mental health resources at each event.

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You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.

Jamie Tworkoswski, Founder of T.W.L.O.H.A

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Millions with Mental Health

1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition. That's over 40 million Americans; more than the populations of New York and Florida combined.

The Youth

Youth mental health is worsening. Rates of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9% in 2012 to 8.2% in 2015. Even with severe depression, 76% of youth are left with no or insufficient treatment.

Lack of Access to Care

56% of American adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment. Even in Maine, the state with the best access, 41.4% of adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment.

Shortage in Mental Health Professionals

In states with the lowest workforce, there is up 6 times the individuals to only 1 mental health professional. This includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatric nurses combined.