Speaker to address depression, addiction Oct. 26 at Rockford College

• Event featuring To Write Love on Her Arms founder is free and open to the public

Staff Report

Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), will speak at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Rockford College, 5050 E. State St.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public.

TWLOHA is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. The organization aims to encourage, inform, inspire and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated more than $850,000 directly into treatment and recovery and has answered more than 160,000 e-mails received from more than 100 countries.

TWLOHA has one of the largest online audiences of any nonprofit on both MySpace and Facebook, and was recently featured in Rolling Stone. Tworkowski recently won an MTVU Woodie Award.

The organization recently created a YouTube video with Joaquin Phoenix, Miley Cyrus and Liv Tyler in support of the organization.

Visit www.twloha.com for more details.

From the Oct. 12-18, 2011, issue

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