Jamie Tworkowski, the man behind non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms, recently gave a speech at a TEDx event in Malibu. You can now watch the entire presentation, in which the founder speaks of TWLOHA’s work and the realities of depression in the video below.
The video coincides with a recent blog post Tworkowski wrote on the tragic death on Philip Seymour Hoffman. In the post, which has received nearly 375,000 views since it went up, Tworkowski writes:
We’re all in this together. It’s okay to be honest. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to say you’re stuck, or that you’re haunted or that you can’t begin to let go. We can all relate to those things. Screw the stigma that says otherwise. Break the silence and break the cycle, for you are more than just your pain. You are not alone. And people need other people.
You can read the blog in its entirety here, and learn more about the work of To Write Love On Her Arms on their website.