More than 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide.
Globally, there’s 1 suicide every 40 seconds.
A small blue heart adorns my left wrist. It’s permanent, and I’m thankful for that.
Every year, To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness for depression and suicide, encourages youth from around the globe to reach out, connect, talk and leave a little “love” for that person to hold on to in the form of a small heart or the word “love” left scribbled across a wrist.
It’s more than a reminder - it’s a promise to keep fighting. Depression, many times, robs you of your common sense, your drive and passion, your will to live. No, a blue tattoo will never be able to save me or anyone else for that matter, but it’s a reminder that NO ONE can ever replace YOU.
A reminder that you do not suffer alone.
This is a reminder that you are loved.
An encouragement to just keep swimming.
I invite you to join us this year.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
9/09 Connectedness and Community
9/10 World Suicide Prevention Day
9/11 Remembering Those We’ve Lost
9/12 The Stories We Share
9/13 There Is Still Some Time to Be Surprised
9/14 What Comes Next?