Tech’s Residential Life Office is hosting To Write Love on Her Arms, an event promoting suicide prevention, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 19 on the main quad of campus.
TWLOHA is a non-profit organization that was created to people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Students will write the word “love” on their arms to increase awareness of the cause.
“This is such a good event, because once women enter college they go through so many changes and pressures,” Julia Payne, New Hall South residential assistant, said. “This event allows students to know they aren’t alone in their struggles, fears and dreams and they can connect with their student body.”
Students attending the event can participate in art activities, tie-dying T-shirts, a guitar circle and a chance to open up with other students.
There will also be two chalk boards where students can write their fears can choose to write their fears on one and their dreams on the other. ResLife is using these as a way of allowing students to unite in knowing others may be going through similar situations as they are.
For more information about the event or TWLOHA, contact any RA on campus or visit to www.twloha.com.