TWLOHA Announces 5th Annual World Suicide Prevention Day Campaign1:33 AM
"And so I kept living" comes from Matt Haig's book "Reasons to Stay Alive." After considering suicide, he wrote:
"I think life always provides reasons to not die, if we listen hard enough. Those reasons can stem from the past - the people who raised us, maybe, or friends or lovers - or from the future - the possibilities we would be switching off.Earlier this year, The New York Times reported that suicide rates in the United States are at a 30-year high. In 2014 alone, 42,773 people died by suicide in America.
And so I kept living."
In a blog post announcing the campaign, TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski wrote, "At the heart of all of this is an ask, that you will keep going. That you will stay and fight. And not just fight but rest, and let others fight as you recover. We should win and lose together, for that's the way it's meant to be. That's a life best lived."People can participate in this year's campaign by buying the organization's World Suicide Prevention Day pack, joining the conversation by using #IKeptLiving on Instagram and Twitter, and donating to the Classy fundraising page.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
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