Correction: This story has been modified from its original version. — The organization To Write Love on Her Arms has not removed any of the fliers around campus. The Collegiate Times regrets this error.
A graphic flyer put up in Turner Place depicting self-harm has one group on campus concerned.
The fliers, which were anonymously put up with no number or guidance, feature a black and white image of a girl cutting her wrist. At the bottom of the flyer are pull tabs offering people to “take what you’re hiding,” with categories such as bulimia, anxiety, addiction, depression and racism.
To Write Love On Her Arms is a nonprofit organization that is a support group for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. It is against the fliers and said its organization is in no way associated with them.
Daniel Moss, TWLOHA’s public relations director for the Virginia Tech chapter, is concerned with the lack of support or direction from the posting.
“The concern with this is the fact that being that we’re on a college campus and there’s a high presence of these things happening,” Moss said. “The flyer gives no affiliation, so if people are experiencing these things, there was no way to get help.”
TWLOHA meets every Thursday night in Johnson Student Center and encourages anyone that is suffering from these issues to come out and attend a meeting.