TWLOHA Founder: TED Talk Video and Blog for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Tragic Passing

By on February 5, 2014
To Write Love On Her Arms

Non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms founder Jamie Tworkowski recently gave a TEDx presentation, which has now been released in a video entitled “Depression and Desire: Jamie Tworkowski at TEDxMalibu.” In the video, Jamie speaks about TWLOHA’s work and the realities of depression and encourages people to find hope by asking honest questions of themselves and their communities. To watch the TEDxMalibu presentation, please visit:


The video release coincides with a new TWLOHA blog post by Jamie, entitled “Empty Seats At The Oscars. A Fight Renewed Each Morning,” in which Jamie comments on the tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The blog entry received 332,000+ unique page views over night – the largest amount of traffic any blog has ever received on the site. Both the video and the blog emphasize the importance of asking for help in times of struggle.


Jamie Tworkowski speaks on the heartbreaking loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman in the new post, stating: “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.” Read the full post by visiting:


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. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $1.2 million directly into treatment and recovery and responded to more than 170,000 messages and emails from more than 100 countries.


TWLOHA was awarded a $1 million grant at the first American Giving Awards presented by Chase Bank on NBC. This generous award was used to fund the nationwide HEAVY AND LIGHT tour in 2013.


To learn more about To Write Love on Her Arms, please visit:


TEDx is an independently organized event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading,TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized


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