This weekend, we had the honor of hearing from Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms. Jamie shines a spotlight on mental health and our call to freedom as children of God. We were created to be free and this freedom includes the freedom to be honest about where we are at in our journey.
800,000 people die by suicide each year. That's one person every 40 seconds.
Source: World Health Organization
In the United States, nearly 45,000 people die by suicide each year.
Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
From 1999 to 2014, the suicide rate increased 24 percent.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Over 40 million Americans — 1 in 5 — will struggle with a mental illness in a given year.
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness
“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.”
- William Paul Young, The Shack
Hope is real, help is real, your story is important. As we learned about the mission and vision of TWLOHA, may we lean in to learn more about the resources around us to help us in our journey. Visit their website at twloha.com or visit our CARE page to place a prayer request and/or request our Counseling Referral List.
Your Love is Strong
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Great Are You Lord
Let This Heart Not Wander
You Took the Blame