Featured Organization: To Write Love on Her Arms
Published: Friday, October 19, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012 13:10
To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is one of the newest organizations to come to Suffolk University. Having a moving back-story and inspiring motives, not only does this organization deal with a heavy subject matter, but it also touches a life everyday.
“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.” President and founder of the Suffolk University chapter, Samantha Shannonhouse, better known, as Sunny could not describe this organization better herself.
The Florida native was inspired to start this chapter after being informed of this movement six years ago when she herself was in dealing with some of these issues personally. “TWLOHA actually helped me pay for therapy when I realized that I needed help, but was unable to afford the cost of seeing a therapist.” said Shannonhouse, “I was in a really dark place and because TWLOHA helped me to get the help that I desperately needed, I am alive and healthy today.”
According to National Institute of Mental Health, untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, and suicide and the third leading cause of death among teenagers. Having such a touching and helpful organization on campus is an amazing tool for all. In the future the group plans on being present at all of the university events.
In February TWLOHA will be hosting a benefit concert that will consist of several local bands. To learn more about this amazing movement, a full description is located at twloha.com. Students can get involved by attending meetings every Wednesday night from 6pm-7pm, as well as emailing the e-board at TWLOHA@Suffolk@gmail.com, joining their Facebook group, and following them on twitter @TWLOHASuffolk.
Be a part of a movement that is changing the youth of today and tomorrow, one day at a time.