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20 January 2007 @ 08:10 pm
TWLOHA facts  

It is estimated that 15% or roughly 17 million Americans suffer from depression.

It affects rich and poor, young and old, black and white.

2/3 are never treated.

They do not recognize the illness, and see it as a weakness or personality flaw.

Untreated depression is the most common cause of suicide.

In Australia, New Zealand and Japan, there are more suicides than murders.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people.

Depression is treatable.

Cutting was very much a mystery until 1996 when Princess Diana admitted that she had struggled with it.

Self Injurers use physical pain as an attempt to calm or numb the psychological pain or stress. They injure the outside in an attempt to release the pain on the inside.

Self Injury is an attempt to stop the hurting, an attempt to be clean.

Self injurers and addicts seek the familiar, even if its pain. This is completely foreign to most people.

Self injurers believe pain is their only option, using greater external pain as a relief from the pain inside.

There is hope.

 
 
 
justjumpit54321justjumpit54321 on February 9th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
i tear up everytime I read this.
I can't wait to see where this community goes =]
rawr_im_leanne: to write love on her armsrawr_im_leanne on February 16th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
I really admire what TWLOHA's are doing it's so inspirational.
i read their blogs on myspace and they make me feel like there's a little bit of hope out there.

ifthatmakessense...
memory_forsaken on February 16th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
definately, sweetheart. I often feel that way about them too.
ex_behind_my163 on March 7th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
question...
i was just wondering if there is any way to just watch the community, but still be able to read the locked entries (without having to join the community)?....
memory_forsaken on March 7th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: question...
although I'd be happier if you joined, I still thank you for looking at the community. I can make some entries public, but most must be friends only, for the sake of keeping the community private.