Wednesday, November 19, 2008

To Write Love on Her Arms

According to the American Association of Suicidology, suicide is the 3rd highest cause of death among young people. Depression and suicide is a major issue on any college campus. To Write Love On Her Arms is a movement to promote awareness of depression, addiction, and self-injury among individuals of our generation. Since its creation, the organization has gained support from colleges, musicians, and individuals around the country. The organization uses merchandise to raise money and compassion on these issues to help create a more hopeful world.

This past Thursday was To Write Love on Her Arm Day. Individuals were encouraged the write the word “love” on their arms in order to promote the organization and the movement. Many Dominican students participated in the day, proudly writing “love” on their bodies. The idea is for others to see it, ask about it, and learn that while depression is a serious problem, there are many people to help.

Here are some pictures of DU students displaying their artwork.

For more information on To Write Love on Her Arms click here.