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Pain, Hope, Questions, and Community: An Afternoon With To Write Love on Her Arms

Nov 6, 2017
2:00 pm — 3:15 pm
Marillac Hall Auditorium
Registration Required
November 6, 2017 2:00 pm

Join us for a Mental Health Awareness Program featuring Jamie Tworkowski, a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA). This event is sponsored by The Division of Student Affairs, Student Government, Inc., Student Veterans Association, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, Pi Kappi Phi Fraternity, Sigma Pi Fraternity, and Theta Alpha Sorority.

Jamie Tworkowski inspires with a message of hope, support, love, and trust, while emphasizing the importance of getting help when needed.

One of his generation's most influential voices, Mr. Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a nonprofit dedicated to helping those who suffer from depression, addition, self-injury, and suicidal tendencies. What began as a desire to tell the story of a friend in need of treatment quickly became a viral phenomenon and global movement for healing that has reached millions. In 2015, a film based on TWLOHA was released, as was his New York Times best-selling book, If You Feel Too Much.

TWLOHA became Mr. Tworkowski's life's work after learning that two out of three people with depression do not get help, and that the third leading cause of death among 18- to 24-year-olds is suicide. On stage, he shares his uplifting call for compassion and connection, reminding students that, "You are not alone and this is not the end of your story."

Free "STAY" t-shirts will be given to the first 125 students in attendance!

For more information, contact:
Office of SJU Serves, Division of Student Affairs
[email protected]