To Write Love on Her Arms is an organization dedicated to helping hurting people get the help they need. Its founder, Jamie Tworkowski, recently addressed the controversial series "13 Reasons Why" by giving his take. "13 Reasons Why" has been a source of heated debate surrounding its depiction of serious issues such as sexual assault and suicide.
In Jamie's post, he offers warnings about consuming this kind of graphic content, especially if you are someone who has struggled or is currently struggling with the issues depicted in the show.
He also emphasizes the importance of seeking help when you need it and advocates for mental health counseling.
He ends the post beautifully:
"As folks around the world continue to debate and discuss this fictional story, we hope you will remember that your true story is truly important. The things we hoped for Hannah, we hope them now for you — that your story would be rich with characters who know and love you, who fight for you instead of fighting you, people who remind you that you’re priceless.
Life is worth living. The best is yet to come. Let’s keep going."
You can read Jamie's post in its entirety here.
Please be aware that 13 Reasons Why graphically depicts both suicide and rape. Watch with caution.