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Tomorrow Needs You

three words that mean the world to so many...

Those three words became my mantra when it was introduced as the slogan for To Write Love On Her Arms 2018 World Suicide Prevention Day campaign. I painted my first semi-colon butterfly with acrylics nearly a year later as a reminder to me and others, and it still hangs in an office at The Emily Program in Lacey, WA. Then, I made my first alcohol ink butterfly. Next, it became a tag that was sent to 25+ people to remind them just how important they are. For the holidays, it was made into an ornament, again with alcohol ink. But I wanted people to have a way to display the Tomorrow Needs You butterfly year-round. That's when I painted the butterfly that you see on our stickers, shirts, and other Tomorrow Needs You products.

In the mental health community, the semi-colon is a reminder that "your story isn't over yet" and is a common symbol linked to suicide awareness and prevention. Many who've experienced suicidality have semi-colon tattoos, and when noticed by survivors, it's an instant connecting point. Butterflies are often seen as a symbol of transformation and new beginnings. So combining the two just makes sense.

Often when people are experiencing their darkest times, they have thoughts that people would be better off without them. But the truth is the world needs your presence. Your story is important. And Tomorrow Needs YOU!!!

As part of our commitment to support mental health awareness and advocacy, 25% of ALL Tomorrow Needs You sales is donated to To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)

TWLOHA 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.

For more information about TWLOHA and the work they do, as well as valuable mental health resources, visit their website...

The Tomorrow Needs You Collection

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