Inspiring author to speak at Berks campus on Jan. 27

Author and inspiration to many, Renee Yohe will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Renee Yohe is best known as the inspiration for TWLOHA, To Write Love on Her Arms, the nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA’s vision begins with the following statements: You were created to love and be loved. You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known. You need to know your story is important, and you're part of a bigger story. You need to know your life matters.

Today, Yohe is dedicated to helping others overcome their struggles by providing hope and inspiration through stories of her own personal conflicts. Her book "Purpose for the Pain," which recounts her four-year battle with mental health issues, inspired the motion picture "Day One" in which she is portrayed by Kat Dennings. In heartbreaking detail and poetic outpourings, Yohe chronicles her journey from self-destruction to a new life.

This lecture is an extension of the 2014 Mental Health Fair, held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the Perkins Student Center Lion’s Den. For more information on this event, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

Last Updated January 16, 2014