College Hosts Speaking Tour on Mental Illness - SUNY Cortland

College Hosts Speaking Tour on Mental Illness

 College Hosts Speaking Tour on Mental Illness

04/11/2013 

A popular speaking tour that addresses topics such as depression, addiction and suicide makes its way to SUNY Cortland on Monday, April 15.

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit movement launched in 2006, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in Corey Union Function Room. The event, which is free and open to the public, features a talk by TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski and music from Josh Moore.

The College’s Student Activities Board sponsors the event.

According to the TWLOHA’s website, the speaking tour exists “to encourage, inform, inspire and invest directly into treatment and recovery.”

The effort began when Tworkowski wrote a story about a friend struggling with self-inflicted injury and addiction and the five days preceding the friend’s entry into treatment. The story, titled “To Write Love on Her Arms,” went viral and t-shirts were sold as a way to pay for treatment.

Since then, TWLOHA has taken off as a non-profit organization that aims to help people facing similar issues, pouring more than $1 million into treatment and recovery programs.

The movement continues to pick up momentum thanks to social media efforts and endorsements from professional athletes and musicians.

For more information on TWLOHA, visit its website.


More News

Former Hockey Player Jaime Treadwell to Exhibit

Former Hockey Player Jaime Treadwell to Exhibit

The 1999 grad's painting display "Fade to Gray" opens Monday, Aug. 29.


Students Start Fall Classes Aug. 29

Students Start Fall Classes Aug. 29

In all, roughly 6,900 students are expected to be enrolled this semester.


College Offers Fall ‘Wellness’ Series for Campus, Community

College Offers Fall ‘Wellness’ Series for Campus, Community

Starting Aug. 31, the program aims to foster mind, body and spiritual health.


Study Abroad Fair Set for Sept. 14

Study Abroad Fair Set for Sept. 14

Adventures in France, Mexico and elsewhere beckon those who attend the Sept. 14 Study Abroad Fair.


College Introduces New Name for Graphic Design and Digital Media Major

College Introduces New Name for Graphic Design and Digital Media Major

Formerly new media design, the major merges a foundation in fine arts with professional training.


Summer Research Fellows Seize Opportunity Outside Classroom

Summer Research Fellows Seize Opportunity Outside Classroom

Eleven students earned prestigious undergraduate research summer fellowship awards.


Supreme Court Analyst Scores High

Supreme Court Analyst Scores High

Timothy Delaune again shows an accurate reading on U.S. Supreme Court actions.


Research Team Takes Aim at Parkinson’s Disease

Research Team Takes Aim at Parkinson’s Disease

The new project blends the study of biomechanics and speech pathology.


Academic Convocation to Open School Year Aug. 28

Academic Convocation to Open School Year Aug. 28

This annual tradition launches the academic journey for first-year students.


SUNY Cortland Recycles One Third of its Trash

SUNY Cortland Recycles One Third of its Trash

Keeping nearly 175 tons of plastic, paper and cardboard out of the solid waste stream.


Explore

Visit

Contact