I know I don't have a lot of friends on here but I thought I would post this just in case there are people stumbling across my page at some time or another.
I am involved with an organization called "To Write Love on Her Arms" [ website found here- www.twloha.com/
] and they are promoting a new program within their organization which is an online crisis control team for those that have depression, addictions, trouble with self-injury and most seriously, suicide. This online program is aimed at individuals in their time of need coming to people like us, that volunteer, in that moment of hopelessness.
When TWLOHA launches this program they will have roughly 10,000 volunteers from around the world that are fighting sadness by engaging in conversation with people.
I want to be one of these volunteers. I am representing one of the few Canadians they have so far.
In order to qualify for the program there is 50 hours of training which every volunteer must go through that is monitored by a Clinical Psychologist PH.D to make sure we are properly qualified. Volunteers must also be able to dedicate 4 hours minimum a week to the online crisis unit ( which I will be increasing to much more when in the summer when I am not in school). Everything is done over the computer, it is very confidential and I believe it will be very effective for both the individuals calling/ IMing us and the volunteers. I am so excited to get started.
I am posting this because there is fee for the training [It is only $250 dollars] that I will be collecting money for. Of course, I will make up most if not all the money for the training myself because it means a lot to me. I am merely posting this here because not only does it raise awareness and interest for this amazing cause but it also helps me and the other volunteers when people close to us are donating money to our charity.
My personal volunteer page and statement are found as follows- www.preventsuicide.us/99club/p…
I am one of many volunteers getting excited for the launch of IMALIVE. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer yourself, sign up on the IMALIVE website and you can start making a difference like I hope to!
Thank you so much for reading and listening and an ultimate thank you if you decide to donate.