Musing Monday is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and here's our question for today:
I'm not sure if the book or the cause came first, but I will say YES. The book is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and the cause is To Write Love On Her Arms. For those who are unfamiliar with one or both, I will give a brief description of them. Thirteen Reasons Why is the story of Hannah Baker and the 13 reasons why she decided to commit suicide. It's an intense series of events that cause you to understand what is going on in the mind of somebody who can't handle life anymore. She sends these tapes chronicling these reasons to everyone who was involved in leading to her to that point. Taken from the TWLOHA's website, their vision: To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement 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 into treatment and recovery. It breaks my heart to hear of people who can't handle life anymore. These people in living in their pain every day need hope. Hope is Real. Help is Real. Your story is important. This is what they tell everyone. I believe that they helped a lot of people, and they continue to help a lot of people.
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