TWLOHA Amherst Official Blog

To Write Love On Her Arms Amherst is a chapter organization that builds community on campus with an emphasis on hope. We apply the mission of the nonprofit To Write Love On Her Arms through campus involvement, efforts in Pioneer Valley, and through our interaction with mental health topics at regular meetings. Our purpose is twofold. We aim to be the bridge between existing mental health resources and the existing ways people manage to cope with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide by providing community while also providing students an outlet to advocate, inform, and inspire by getting involved in a student-led effort that addresses mental health. We're not a 'support group,' but rather an inclusive community group that brings a light to important issues often left in the dark. Hope is real. Help is real. Join the Movement.
Recent Tweets @twlohaamherst
The Movement

(via twlohacmu)


just a reminder. we WILL be the hopeful. regardless of the dark nights, locked bathroom doors, the hidden tears, and relapses, weak moments, hopeless moments. with these come the bright, burning sunrises, the warm arms on the other side of that door. the soft shaking hands wiping your tears, begging softly with you for better days. the relapses lead to the recovers, the anniversaries of days clean tumbling into years clean. those weak, hopeless moments will be overwhelmed by the strength you are capable of. that hopelessness will be obliterated by the fierceness in which we hope. we just need to hold tight to that hope. and spread it through to others struggling. isolation breeds the negativity. we have no need for isolation. we must reach out to each other. if we share our hope, regardless of how small it may be, it is still there.

love you guys!


(via twlohafsu)

(via twlohabu)

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.
Eckhart Tolle 

(via twlohabu)

Stay hopeful.

(via recover-together)

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.
Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential  (via twlohacmu)

(via twlohacmu)

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. Our lives are linked together. No man is an island.
Frederick Buechner, The Hungering Dark (via twloha)

(via twloha)

I wish somebody had told me that loving people, knowing how to love those people, and those people loving you back were three entirely different things.
Della Hicks-Wilson

(via twloha)


We’re celebrating 8 years of conversations that started like this. And the cool thing wasn’t that people got to tell our story. It was that people got to tell their story, or the story of someone they loved. And suddenly, people were talking about things that weren’t normally talked about, and it made them realize that they were not alone.

Join us for our TWLOHA Benefit is a week from today. More details here.


Here is the shirt for the HopeFest 5K runners who register in advance! Thanks to those who have registered already. 

Register here: