TWLOHA Amherst

To Write Love On Her Arms Amherst is a chapter service organization that builds community on campus with an emphasis on hope. We apply the mission of the nonprofit To Write Love On Her Arms through campus involvement, efforts in Pioneer Valley, and through our interaction with mental health topics at regular meetings. Our purpose is twofold. We aim to be the bridge between existing mental health resources and the existing ways people manage to cope with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide by providing community while also providing students an outlet to advocate, inform, and inspire by getting involved in a student-led effort that addresses mental health. We're not a 'support group,' but rather an inclusive community group that brings a light to important issues often left in the dark. Hope is real. Help is real. Join the Movement.
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The Movement


We’re celebrating 8 years of conversations that started like this. And the cool thing wasn’t that people got to tell our story. It was that people got to tell their story, or the story of someone they loved. And suddenly, people were talking about things that weren’t normally talked about, and it made them realize that they were not alone.

Join us for our TWLOHA Benefit is a week from today. More details here.


Here is the shirt for the HopeFest 5K runners who register in advance! Thanks to those who have registered already. 

Register here:

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  1. Strength comes when you tear down your walls, not build them up.
  2. Every person is fighting a battle.
  3. We each deserve to be seen, loved, and valued.
  4. Lead life with your heart five feet in front of you. Live to love others, pursue your dreams, and chase the opportunities that sing to you.
  5. Live in the present. Don’t be frozen by the anxiety of future consequences. Simply embrace the victories and battles as they come.

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The awesome guy who does all of our graphic design for promoting the chapter is on Tumblr. Follow him here. Also feel free to connect with the rest of us!

Here is the shirt for the HopeFest 5K runners who register in advance! Thanks to those who have registered already. 

Register here:

When ‘i’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness.
Malcolm X

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Join us for HopeFest! Whether you are participating for our community, a friend, a family member, a loved one, or yourself our hope is that you will remember you are not alone and that your story is important. Our vision is that as a community we can come together to strengthen the conversation and make a change. Our vision is that everyone has something to be hopeful for.

The 5K 
Registration starts at 2:15pm. The 5K begins at 3pm at the Plaza/Waldorf dorm lot, goes through the nearby trails, and finishes at O’Connor Commons. Map details available. A HopeFest shirt with the above logo is guaranteed for all those who pre-register. Visit the Facebook event for registration info.

The Wellness Fair 
Starting at 4:00pm, various groups on campus and from the local community will be present in O’Connor Commons to share wellness information. Chair massages included. For non-Amherst students, a concert ticket is required to attend the wellness fair. 

The Concert 
The show begins at 5:00pm with performances from The DQ, an acoustic duet known as The Vocal Few, and the internationally known spoken word poet Andrea Gibson. Get tickets at the following link: Tickets are not required for Amherst students. 

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also invest directly into treatment and recovery.

TWLOHA-Amherst exists on Amherst College’s campus as a chapter of TWLOHA. We exist to be a voice of hope and inspiration, as well as to point to places of help on campus and in our community.

Invite others by using the Facebook event.


"Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle." - Jon Acuff (Design by A Pair of Pears)

You have to keep choosing recovery, over and over and over again. You have to make that choice 5-6 times each day. You have to make that choice even when you really don’t want to. It’s not a single choice, and it’s not easy.
'What It Means To Choose Recovery'

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