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Message of Hope for Those Suffering from Depression at JCC Feb. 2

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Student Activities Center (SAC) will host a presentation by Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the non-profit movement To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), on Tuesday, February 2 at 12:15 p.m. in the Sturtz Theater, Jules Center. The mission of TWLOHA is to deliver the message of hope to and find help for people suffering from depression, addiction, self-injury, and thoughts of suicide. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Creative director Jamie Tworkowski founded TWLOHA in 2006 when he began fundraising for a friend in need of treatment. Tworkowski’s message of hope spread quickly, soon acquiring a considerable following both online and in the music industry. While he speaks regularly at schools, colleges, and church groups, Tworkowski uses TWLOHA’s presence on Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites to connect people suffering from depression with healthcare professionals. The organization, now with eight full-time employees, has raised and disseminated more than $500,000 in donations to treatment and recovery organizations.

Tworkowski has been featured on CNN’s Young People Who Rock series as well as interviewed by NBC Nightly News, CNN, MTV, Spin magazine, and Rolling Stone magazine. He will be accompanied by licensed professional counselor and communicator for TWLOHA, Aaron Moore. Moore’s fresh approach to topics of addiction and treatment generates conversation of optimism and possibilities.

For more information, call the JCC SAC at 315-786-2431.

This presentation is sponsored by JCC’s student government.