I hope this doesn't come off as disrespectful but what is your opinion on those that criticize you as capitalizing on suicide? I honestly don't know loads about your organization so I'm not sure how everything works. But I am specifically talking about that Envy On The Coast's song "The Great American T-Shirt Racket", which is supposedly about TWLOHA. If that has been debunked, let me know. But still, the original question stands. Thanks!
Jan 7 was one of the best days of my life... from lunch at Joe's, meeting staff before and after H&L, and joining the new/past interns at Steak and Shake, you guys helped 2012 start off totally and completely AWESOME.
I'm extremely excited for this! I'm a first time user with this site, but so far- I can say that it totally rocks! And as for TWLOHA, I really don't even know where to start. Such a beautiful organization. I've actually been working on a paper in my Psychology class over the past few days on them (favorite organization & why). The Fear vs. Dreams tour was incredible & personal documentaries have brought tears to my eyes before. Congrats, guys. Very excited 4 this!
Thank you so much for your message!! We love seeing comments like this. We are so grateful for your support. :)
TWLOHA is something I just discovered recently, and although I'm kind of bummed that I could've really used it sooner, I'm glad I found it at all.
I struggle every day with being who I am and accepting it, and I don't like certain parts about who I am, but I can't seem to change it. And I want to change things. I feel like I will always be alone. And I try to always appear really positive, but sometimes I just want to break down and cry. But I don't want to burden people with my problems and my pain. And yet, sometimes I just want someone to hold me while I cry and remind me that I'm not alone. But, I really feel like I am. Any advice?
I'm starting a UChapter at my college but recently a lot has been happening with my family and I've been extremely overwhelmed and losing steam to keep it going. We've already had an official interest meeting and have 60 people, how can I keep people interested and keep myself going and able to be a good president?
That's so great that there are so many people interested in bringing TWLOHA to your campus, but it is not worth your health to make it happen. I'm so sorry to hear that life has been hard with your family and things have been overwhelming. Lean on other people you can trust who are interested in the UChapter, people who want it there just as much -- you don't have to carry the responsibility for a UChapter all on your own. Make sure you're taking care of yourself. Most importantly, be honest with yourself and honest with the UChapters team at TWLOHA. Be brave enough to walk away if that's what you need to do to take care of you.
that is exactly what happend to me today, across my ankle. im so terrified, i want to stop. i do, but i dont know how.
We're glad that safe right now. Please keep fighting. We know that it can be hard to stop and ask for help, but know that you're worth it. We'd love to further the conversation if you email us at email@example.com. Recovery is very possible
To every single person involved in TWHOHA,
Thank you so much. You guys helped me from not committing suicide. I am still going through a dark time and still cannot stop the self-harm yet, but TWLOHA helps me keep living my story. Again thank you, you save so many lives.
Thank you for your kind words, they mean the world to us. We are honored that we've been a part of your story, and inspired that you're holding on to hope. Know we are always here, and you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org with a more in depth message if you want. Keep being strong, you're not alone.
twloha is the only actual help i have. i bought all of this twloha merchandise and when i got it, my mom asked me what it was. so i told her, but when i finished, she just kind of snorted, and said in the most sarcastic manner: "do you need help or something?" it actually broke my heart that she wasn't taking something like this seriously. that was the day i stopped actually talking to her about things that matter.
i'm sorry to hear that =[ my mom responded in a similar way, too. but there are so many more people who support you and love you, keep your head up =]