TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exsits to encourage, inform, inspire and also invest directly into treatment and recovery. - taken from the TWLOHA site.
Now that I have given the background info on what TWLOHA is, I can go on to explain why it means something to me. I found this movement 3 or so years after my own mother tried commiting suicide. Luckily, after taking a whole bottle full of some pills she was on, she called my Aunt and Grandmother and told them what she had done. They called for help and luckily she ended up being ok. They got to her withing enough time to stop the pills from doing much of anything.
She was at a very low point in her life, and none of us really knew that she was that low, to try and kill herself. She has talked to me since then and said that on that night, she had this feeling that noone even needed her around.
I should probably explain what might have triggered this, I was molested by my uncle while staying with them. My mom and dad were on vacation when this happened. I never blamed anyone but my uncle for what happened. And the night of, my sister had asked her to make her something but my mom snapped on her and said she could do it herself. Or something along those lines. I am glad my sister wasn't old enough to really know at the time. Otherwise she might have blamed herself for what mom tried to do.
Anyways, that is why TWLOHA means something to me. So many people may be down in the dumps, but it may be hard to realize that they are at the point where they are ready to do something bad. And it is going out to the people that are in this category the most, young adults and teens. It is to hopefully show them that this is hope, that they can get themselves better.
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