Do you remember where you were when you heard Robin Williams died? The whole world was in shock…this seemingly happy, joyful person we all loved had silently been hurting and was in pain. How many people do you know that might be silently struggling? In today’s episode I talk with someone who has dedicated his life to helping those who struggle.

Episode 095: Help for the Hurting with Jamie Tworkowski

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • Writing when you aren’t a writer
  • The importance of telling a story
  • Jamie’s transition from surf company salesman to Non-Profit leader.
  • How To Write Love On Her Arms is helping those who are hurting

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and thoughts on suicide.  TWLOHA has one of the largest online audiences of any non-profit (2.5 million) and he has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, CBS’s Sunday Morning, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others.  He is the only non-musician to win an MTVU Woodie Award.  He speaks frequently, telling the TWLOHA story and encouraging audiences at universities, concerts and music festivals.

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Episode Links and Resources

POST: Oh Captain, My Captain: The 2 Greatest Lessons I Learned from Robin Williams

PODCAST: Episode 91: Harnessing the Power of Your Authentic Voice with Todd Henry

WEBSITE: To Write Love On Her Arms

MOVIE: To Write Love On Her Armsthe movie

HELP: 24-Hour Helpline and links to local resources

HELP: Suicide Prevention Hotline


Text “WCSGIVEAWAY” to “33444” to enter to win a FREE Copy of Jamie Tworkowski’s book, If You Feel Too Much or Click Here

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“The stars are always there but we miss them in the dirt and clouds. We miss them in the storms. Tell them to remember hope. We have hope.”

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Next Episode

In Episode 96 we talk about something that is all too prevalent in today’s society…burnout, and how to overcome it. If you’ve ever felt burned out, worn out or just beat down by life, you won’t want to miss this episode! 

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