Friday, November 07, 2008

To Write Love on Her Arms - The Tour

Teen Event!
To Write Love on Her Arms - The Tour
Saturday November 22nd at 6:30pm
Peachtree City Christian Church
500 Kedron Drive
Sponsored by: The Youth Council serving Fayette County

11/7/08 To Write Love on Her Arms, a movement that engages with teen issues related to depression, suicide, and cutting is coming to Peachtree City for their TWLOHA tour. Renee Yohe the story behind TWLOHA will be speaking to teens about some of these tough issues that many speakers normally avoid. She has been through it, and has written a book from her daily journal entries and has a lot of insight regarding these issues.

Art Sivertsen the Executive Director of The Youth Council serving Fayette County explains the act of cutting. "Cutting is the act of deliberately injuring ones self, with a sharp object." "Approximately 10 percent of teens have experienced at least one occasion of cutting in their lives," said Sivertsen. "Occurrences in Females out number males by 4 to 1 and some research suggests that a few of the mental traits for one to cut themselves is low self esteem and perfectionism."

"One theory is that a teen who cuts them self, does it to somehow distract them from a specific emotional pain or anguish by replacing it with a physical pain."

"The goal of the youth council was to offer something more than a concert, and when we found out that TWLOHA was touring we didn't want to miss out on a great message." said Sivertsen.

The headline band is Between The Trees, whose video "The Way She Feels" has been aired on MTV and shows positive examples in the video of why cutting isn't the answer. Dan Evans from NBC's "Biggest Loser" will also speak and perform. Other performances include "Nevertheless" a Christian Band from Chattanooga, Tennessee and "True Story" a Christian Band from Peachtree City.

This event is held on Saturday November 22nd at 6:30pm at the Peachtree City Christian Church on the corner of Highway 74 and Kedron Drive. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets online at

All proceeds benefit The Youth Council serving Fayette County. For more information about this event contact Art Sivertsen, Youth Council serving Fayette County Executive Director at 770 486-3936.

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