Public Presentation on Fighting Depression and Addiction Offered at Westminster College
A free public presentation offering information and advice on how to combat depression and addiction entitled “An Evening With To Write Love On Her Arms,” will be held Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Coulter Science Center on the campus of Westminster College.
To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of the group, will make the presentation, which is billed as a “conversation: pain, hope, questions and community.”
Tworkowski will share the vision and mission of TWLOHA, which is to reduce the suicide rate in America and around the world.
He seeks to reduce the stigma that comes with mental illness and normalize treatment for depression, addiction and mental illness. Beyond treatment, he believes that community is essential, that people need other people and that we were never meant to go through life alone.
“The vision of this group is that we must learn what it means to love our friends and through this process, we will learn to love ourselves enough to get the help we need,” says Julie Hallman, Westminster Program Director for Student Involvement.
The lecture is sponsored by the Westminster Campus Activities Board.