BETHLEHEM, Conn., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Academy, a leading treatment center for teens that specializes in mental health, trauma, eating disorders, and substance abuse is proud to announce its support of To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), a nonprofit dedicated to providing hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts.
In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10–16) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), TWLOHA recently launched its #IWasMadeFor campaign with the theme "Stay. Find what you were made for." The campaign highlights TWLOHA's mission to reach people who are considering suicide and feeling alone, and to get them the help they need and deserve.
According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people die by suicide around the world every year. That's one person every 40 seconds -- and, for each of those deaths, there are 25 unsuccessful suicide attempts made.
"We need as many voices as possible to let teens know that they are not alone. I want kids to know that there is a way forward, there is a way out. I am proof," said Newport Academy CEO Jamison Monroe Jr. "TWLOHA gets it. They've been working in the trenches and making life-shifting efforts for over a decade now. They're the real deal. All heart."
The campaign includes a World Suicide Prevention Day pack with a shirt, bracelet, response card, four stickers, and 15 info cards, in the color orange, which is often associated with suicide prevention. TWLOHA hopes that these materials will be displayed on World Suicide Prevention Day and during National Suicide Prevention Week, and that people will use the #IWasMadeFor hashtag on social media to help raise awareness of suicide prevention, as well as start conversations within communities.
To support the campaign and TWLOHA's goal of raising $100,000, Newport Academy is donating $10,000 to assist in providing resources for those suffering, including sponsoring more than 1,800 counseling sessions each year.
About Newport Academy
Newport Academy is a series of evidence-based healing centers for adolescents and families struggling with mental health issues, eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. With locations across the United States, Newport Academy offers a compassionate, family-systems approach to treatment, providing gender-specific, individualized, and comprehensive holistic programs that encompass clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential practices. Offerings include residential treatment, intensive outpatient programming, recovery-based therapeutic day schools, and day treatment. Newport Academy nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of adolescents and their families, from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love. Our primary mission is to empower teens and restore families. Experts include MDs, psychiatrists, therapists, registered dietitians, nurses, licensed social workers, teachers, and more.
About To Write Love On Her Arms
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. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly in treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $1.8 million toward treatment and recovery and answered more than 200,000 e-mails from over 100 countries.
SOURCE Newport Academy