To Write Love on Her Arms
Presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. TWLOHA branded live events feature powerful storytelling and interactive discussions of hard issues. These shows are never the same twice with one important exception: each evening ends with the belief that hope is real and recovery is possible.
Aaron Moore is a licensed mental health counselor and the founder of Solace Counseling in Orlando, Florida. He has worked with TWLOHA since 2006 as a speaker and adviser, sharing the message of hope and recovery internationally. He helped launch the TWLOHA Move Community Conference, serving as the primary speaker, and creating content aimed at helping attendees gain a better understanding of difficult topics like addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicide prevention. Since mental health carries so much stigma and shame, Aaron is passionate about helping communities face these issues with honesty and compassion.
Chad Moses has worked for To Write Love on Her Arms since 2008, primarily collaborating with musicians, festivals, and entertainment companies to cultivate conversations about mental health. Over the years, he has traveled thousands of miles to represent TWLOHA at hundreds of events. Chad has been invited to speak at music venues, high schools, and on college campuses throughout North America and Australia. As a resident advisor at the University of Virginia, Chad was equipped with ways to care for peers struggling with isolation and mental illness, but he never imagined that he would wind up needing the help he was trained to offer. Chad’s personal story involves depression, self-injury, and substance abuse, but it also involves healing and hope. It’s a story that serves as a launching point for confronting the college-specific stigma surrounding mental health, identity, and community.
Denny Kolsch is a licensed mental health counselor and person in long-term recovery from heroin addiction. After helping launch TWLOHA’s University Chapters program in 2010, Denny went on to become licensed as a mental health counselor in Florida, where he worked with children and adults in private practice. In 2017, Denny started Peace Club, an opioid recovery community in Cocoa Beach, FL, that specializes in dual-diagnosis treatment and advocacy. Denny has dedicated his life to helping communities recover from the American Opioid Crisis.
Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and the New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much. TWLOHA began in 2006 as a written story and Jamie’s attempt to help one friend. Since that time, the TWLOHA team has responded to 200,000 messages from people in 100 countries who struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, and has given more than two million dollars to treatment and recovery. Jamie has been interviewed by CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, and Rolling Stone Magazine. A proud uncle, Jamie is also a lifelong surfer, basketball fan, and music lover. He lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida.