Everybody has heard about To Write Love On Her Arms. For those who haven’t, it’s an organization that have struggled with depression, self-harm, and thoughts of suicide. On TWLOHA day, people are to show support of the ones who struggle with these. Another one you probably haven’t heard of is The Butterfly Project. It’s where you draw butterflies on your wrist when you ever feel like self-harming or just in support of it. If you draw one, you name it after someone you really love, and if you cut across the butterfly, it makes the person you named it after sad because they would want you to stop. You can’t wash them off, you have to let it fade.
My sister Emily and I support both of these organizations. I think she’s done the most about promoting both of them. Today at school, she kept posting on Facebook and Twitter how many people she was getting to support TWLOHA. At first she posted she got 11 people. Five minutes she commented saying, she was at 15. In all she got 31 people at school to support. She said she even got two teachers. That is really amazing for her to do that in one day.
Just because you don’t self harm doesn’t mean you can’t support organizations like To Write Love On Her Arms or The Butterfly Project. Self harm is a very serious thing. You may think it’s for people who are just looking for attention, or for people trying to be “emo”, but it’s not. Self harm is a way to get a temporary fix for an ongoing struggle they have. Looks can be deceiving, and words real…ly do hurt. A person could have a smile on their face and act like the happiest person in the world, but on the inside they’re hurting more than you can imagine. So before you make fun of someone for self harming, or judge them in any other way, just know that you’re making things worse for that person. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. What if it were you? ♥ εїз