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TWLOHA-BC is a community on campus dedicated to fostering hope and challenging the stigma associated with struggles with mental health.
Make sure to join our Org Sync page here: https://orgsync.com/79514/chapter, and feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have weekly meetings at 4pm on Sundays in Stokes N103! Join our Org Sync page to get emails with updates!
TWLOHA-BC is affiliated with TWLOHA, Inc., a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA, Inc. exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. TWLOHA University Chapters is a network of student organizations on college and university campuses that exist to embody the mission and vision of To Write Love on Her Arms. Through organized meetings and events, our chapter will serve as a voice of hope, inspiration, and support for students and their surrounding communities by sharing knowledge about mental health. We are passionate about building a community of honesty and hope to combat the stigma surrounding it.
This organization is very unique in nature. We recognize that it deals with very sensitive topics that society doesn’t necessarily know how to discuss openly. We recognize that mental illnesses – such as depression, addiction, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury, and suicide – are very serious, life-threatening diseases that need to be addressed by licensed professionals. Our club on campus is not claiming to be these professionals – we do not want to be a therapy support group. We simply want to be the bridge that directs students to resources if they are in need of support. There is a lie that suggests mental illness is something we can’t talk about. The organization is unique in that it allows students to have honest conversations about the state of their mental health and the stigma surrounding it while working to promote the importance of taking care of yourself to other students.
Many people experience the first symptoms of depression during their college years. Unfortunately, many college students who have depression aren’t getting the help they need. They may not know where to go for help, or they may believe that treatment won’t help. Others won’t get help because they think their symptoms are just part of the typical stress of college, or they worry about being judged if they seek mental health care. We want to change this!!!!!