To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit organization that supports/fund counseling and rehabilitation (treatment) and recovery as well as hopes to generate a community willing to listen and love those who are depressed, suicidal, undergoing addictions or self-injury, and other stressful situations. They dedicate themselves to presenting hope and finding help. They’re a platform to talk about these issues/problems/disorders without stigma and without fear of being judged. They also advocate the development of stories, have resources to finding help, and they sometimes give ways to get through those tough times in life. They’re very close to me, as I and some of my friends have gone through a couple of personal tough times. This is their whole family.
http://www.twloha.com (the main site)
http://fearsvsdreams.com/ (Fears vs. Dreams)
http://twloha.tumblr.com/ (Tumblr TWLOHA)
http://herewecollide.com/ (Here We Collide)
http://twlohauchapters.tumblr.com/ (TWLOHA University Chapters)
http://fuckyeahtwloha.tumblr.com/ (A fan’s blog that showed up on Google. Don’t blame me. There’s a lot of those out there. Keep it up guys!)
http://splattt-twloha.tumblr.com/ (Another blog)
It Gets Better
This one’s been in the news for a while. The It Gets Better project is a movement to help generate hope and a future for GLBTIQ (fyi that’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender/sexual, Intersex, and Queer/Questioning) youth that may be struggling with their identity or struggling as a result of their identity. This was partly in response to a number of tragic deaths in the community, as well as a much needed support group. Although I am not in the community specifically (I think), I have a number of friends who went through hell and back. I think bullying on any level is wrong. No political opinions are to be expressed here. This is solely to support the young people who are going through a very difficult time. You can ask/message me that personally (yes, I’m very open to discussion and debate. It might take me a while to respond).
The Jed Foundation focuses on suicide prevention at the college/university level. I found this charity on the TV show Chopped and, again, it hits home.
Adaptive Action Sports
Sports for paraplegics! So inspiring!