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To Write Love on Her Arms

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From the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms comes a new podcast about mental health and the things that make us human. Each episode will cover topics we tend not to talk about, including depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

Popular episodes

Episode 416: “Suicide Attempt: Moving Forward With Hope” with Author Bill Konigsberg

Sep 21 • 38:46

In the final episode of season four and to close out the Another Day With You campaign, we talk to someone who attempted suicide at the age of 27 and went on to write a book inspired by his own experience. That person is author Bill Konigsberg and that book is The Bridge. In our conversation, you’ll hear about Bill’s chronic, untreated depression which led to an attempt, a...

Episode 415: “Suicide Prevention: Why Do You Stay Another Day?”

Sep 7 • 16:49

When the pandemic altered nearly every part of daily life, we wondered what it would mean for those struggling, for those currently fighting to stay alive. A mental health crisis already existed and the pandemic only made it more glaringly obvious. The collective trauma and loss nearly doubled the number of people having thoughts of suicide and experiencing depression comp...

Episode 414: “Suicide Loss: Remembering How They Lived” with Carrie Thompson

Aug 24 • 43:45

When the pandemic altered nearly every part of daily life, we wondered what it would mean for those struggling, for those currently fighting to stay alive. A mental health crisis already existed and the pandemic only made it more glaringly obvious. The collective trauma and loss nearly doubled the number of people having thoughts of suicide and experiencing depression comp...

Episode 413: “Suicidal Ideation: A Passive Wish To No Longer Exist” with Ashley Holstrom

Aug 10 • 35:20

When the pandemic altered nearly every part of daily life, we wondered what it would mean for those struggling, for those currently fighting to stay alive. A mental health crisis already existed and the pandemic only made it more glaringly obvious. The collective trauma and loss nearly doubled the number of people having thoughts of suicide and experiencing depression comp...

Episode 412: “On Self-Awareness, Representation, & Defying Stigma” with Ricky Neal (from Crisis Text Line)

Jul 20 • 29:05

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month in the US. It exists to “bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness” in this country. While mental health challenges impact humans regardless of race, body size, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, and so on, we also recognize that racism, colonization, police brutality,...

Episode 411: “Decolonizing Therapy and Healing” with Therapist Gabes Torres

Jul 6 • 58:09

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month in the US. It exists to “bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness” in this country. While mental health challenges impact humans regardless of race, body size, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, and so on, we also recognize that racism, colonization, police brutality,...

Episode 410: “Affirming LGBTQ+ Experience and Existence” with Dr. Amy Green (from The Trevor Project) & Author Jessica Strait

Jun 8 • 01:02:48

Research shows that the LGBTQ+ community is almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. And, LGBTQ+ youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide, experience suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harm than heterosexual and cis-gendered people. This is not due to their sexua...

Episode 409: “Black & White Miniseries – Nothing Can Take Away How Far You’ve Come”

May 25 • 34:19

May is Mental Health Month in the US. This month is a chance for us to continue combating the stigma that keeps far too many silent. It’s a chance for us to tell and to highlight stories of lesser-known challenges. It’s a chance to declare a few statements we believe to be Black and White....

Episode 408: “Black & White Miniseries – I Am Not Broken. Who I Am Is Whole.”

May 18 • 42:15

May is Mental Health Month in the US. This month is a chance for us to continue combating the stigma that keeps far too many silent. It’s a chance for us to tell and to highlight stories of lesser-known challenges. It’s a chance to declare a few statements we believe to be Black and White....

Episode 407: “Black & White Miniseries – Stop Apologizing For Existing”

May 11 • 34:09

For the last four years, TWLOHA’s Black and White campaign has happened every May. Why May? Well, May is Mental Health Month in the US. This month is a chance for us to continue combating the stigma that keeps far too many silent. It’s a chance for us to tell and to highlight stories of lesser-known challenges. It’s a chance to declare a few statements we believe to be Bla...

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