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To Write Love On Her Arms Supporting Nerdfighters

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To Write Love On Her Arms Supporting Nerdfighters

For all of the Nerdfighters who support the organization "The Write Love On Her Arms", an organization to help with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide; some of the leading contributers to world suck.

Website: http://www.twloha.com/index.php
Members: 321
Latest Activity: Mar 14

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Let's Start A Discussion, How did you learn about TWLOHA? 36 Replies

Started by Allie In Action. Last reply by Malarky Jenks May 18, 2013.

Victories! 16 Replies

Started by JuliaLovesBooks. Last reply by EmmyGrace May 13, 2013.

Proposal to spread awareness and understanding.

Started by CaptainElaine(Strawbee)Harkness Dec 12, 2010.

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Comment by CaptainElaine(Strawbee)Harkness on August 12, 2010 at 7:09pm
CONGRATULATIONS!
Comment by Rakey on July 19, 2010 at 4:53pm
Can I just start off by saying that TWLOHA is amazing? I mean, let's face it, people don't talk about this stuff, because it hits everyone personally. I mean, starvation in third world countries or communism or whatnot is easy to discuss. It doesn't effect people. But the things TWLOHA does -- helping out survivors of suicide, helping self-harmers recover, educating people on things like depression, it effects everyone. And if it wasn't for this organization, I'm not certain I'd be here.

See, I self-injure. Gosh, I feel like I'm saying it like it's nothing. It's not. It's terrible and I hate myself for it, but that's another story. I'm sure many-if-not-most of us here either self-injure or know someone who does and I thought I'd share with you guys some important things that have helped in my own recovery process.

First of all, don't count days. I used to count days, but I kept feeling like I was in competition with myself. Hey, how long will Rakey go this time? Will she last a week? A month? The longest I ever went was 8 months, when I was counting. And when I'd slip up I'd hate myself. I mean I was doing so well. Then I stopped counting. And since that, which I think was last August, I've been good. I've been clean.

That's not to say I haven't had slip-ups. Because you can't expect to quit cold turkey. See, this is why counting is bad. If you count and had that slip-up, whoops. Start from day one. But not counting, you can just move on. It's a bump in the road.

Tell somebody. Tell your best friend. You know the one I'm talking about. The one you can cry to. Everyone has someone they can cry to. Doesn't matter whether it's an IRL friend or online friend. Just let someone you trust know. Not a stranger on the web, someone you talk to. I was afraid to, I thought it'd change my friendship. It hasn't. I've told several friends now. And my friendships aren't different.

Write a letter to yourself. Get a blank greeting card and fill up the inside. Keep it somewhere safe. Whenever you're feeling suicidal or depressed, read it. Remind yourself what life it about. Remind yourself what makes you happy.

And this one's going to sound stupid, but have an obsession. Whether a book or TV show or movie or school subject, just have something you're obsessed with. Something you can talk hours on end about. Because, when I'm feeling terrible about myself, I can turn on an episode of Torchwood or Doctor Who that I love and cheer myself up.

The road to recovery is hard, I'm not even sure myself if anyone can ever truly be "recovered", but you have to stick in there. If you've read all this -- thanks. I just wanted to get it out there.
Comment by CaptainElaine(Strawbee)Harkness on July 19, 2010 at 2:49pm
Good luck Julia
Comment by Ashley Mata on May 22, 2010 at 2:43am
So next week my best friend who committed suicide would have been 20. It's a shame that she didn't know how many people loved her. She was so young and I wish she would have realized that she wasn't alone.
Comment by Kimber on April 20, 2010 at 10:40pm
Elaine. I have a picture. It's of my arm still healing but it isn't bloody or that bad. http://yfrog.com/1sr9ooj
Comment by Emily Wolfram on April 4, 2010 at 3:10pm
This is a really great group that many nerdfighters can relate too
Comment by Kinz on April 3, 2010 at 1:31am
By the way, they're a bit blurry since the scar is on my right arm and that's my dominant hand. And the stomach is just an awkward place to photograph. I picked the clearest ones out of the like 30 that I took.
Here, I put them on Photobucket so you can see if they're good enough and so you know I actually did it. :) I can send them in a different way if you want, just let me know. Here's the album: http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/sunmono/For%20Elaine/

Again, I'm really sorry that they turned out so blurry. Hopefully you can still use them.
Comment by Kinz on April 3, 2010 at 1:12am
Elaine, where should I send the pictures?
Comment by CaptainElaine(Strawbee)Harkness on April 2, 2010 at 8:09pm
It's ok Groov, just try your best and they will be able to tell.
Comment by Groovy Jones on April 2, 2010 at 7:29pm
Kinz none of that was rambling. You and Elaine revalidated a lot of what I was thinking.

I wish I had better reading between the lines skillz though.
 

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