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The first step is you have to say that you CAN!

-Will Smith


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The vision started simple and remains simple. Holding of Wrist, founded in 2008 by Jimmy Elliott, believes in the power of love, conversation and hope. We have replied to over 200,000 emails from over 100,000 worldwide supporters in an attempt to offer them a safe place to talk about issues such as self-harm, depression and suicidal thoughts.

We cannot solve all the hurt and pain of the world, but we can show love. Our motto “Pain Cannot Cure Pain, but Love Can” is our focus. With mass involvement we can educate others and prevent these harmful issues. Our vision is to see people loved, listened to and celebrated. Each life is valuable and needs to be celebrated.  Each person that contacts us is going to be shown love, listened to and celebrated. We believe in starting a rEVOLution, with love.

We cannot treat, diagnose or fix someone’s problems, we strive to show love and to seek treatment. There is hope to those who see it.

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CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE NOW?
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-Suicide (784-2433)

S.A.F.E Alternatives: 1-800-DONTCUT (366-8288)

KBHC Spanish Suicide Helpline: 1-800-SUICIDA (784-2432)

National Depression Helpline: 1-630-482-9696

National Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE (656-4673)

Teen Line: 1-800-852-8336

National Eating Disorder Association1-800-931-2237

LGBT National Help Center: 1-800-246-PRIDE (246-7743)

Youth Homelessness & Run Away Prevention: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

For more localized resources in your area click here.

Lifeline Suicide & Crisis Network: 13 11 14
Sexual Assault Support Service: (03) 6231 1811
*more coming soon*
Samaritans Suicide, Self-harm and Crisis: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) & 1850 60 90 90 (Ireland)
Alcoholics Anonymous:  0845 769 7555
Childline: 0800 11 11
Action on Depression0808 802 2020
Anxiety United Kingdom: 08444 775 774
Youth Access: 020 8772 9900
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario: (416) 486-8046
*more coming soon*

IF ANY OF OUR WEBSITES OR NUMBERS ARE DISCONNECTED PLEASE LET US KNOW

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Jimmy Elliott
Jimmy Elliott

Jimmy Elliott

CEO & Founder

Born in 1993, Jimmy Elliott has dedicated much of his life to helping others through self-harm, depression and suicidal thoughts. Since creating Holding of Wrist in 2008, Jimmy has spoken at TedX Charlottesville, done multiple interviews & made over 500 Youtube videos totaling over 1 Million views. He’s also created a Twitter profile of over 100,000 wonderful people. He now goes on to continue his mission in making the lives of others a more positive one and is now writing his first book, “Elevate”.

Derin Dacey
Derin Dacey

Derin Dacey

Consulting Advisor

Derin was born and raised in Montpelier, VA, a small town outside Richmond, Va. He currently splits his time between school in Williamsburg, VA and home in Glen Allen, VA. He has been involved with Holding of Wrist since May 2012. Derin is the Communications Manager and handles half of the incoming email correspondence on behalf of Holding of Wrist. He is currently finishing studying at the College of William & Mary studying Government, with a possible minor in Sociology. Upon graduation, Derin hopes to enter into the nonprofit field, possibly building on his communications experience. Above all, Derin cares about Holding of Wrist’s followers and is willing to provide support to anyone and everyone who asks it of him.

Brynne O'Connor
Brynne O'Connor

Brynne O'Connor

Multimedia Director

Brynne has always had an intense interest in being of help to others and is a strong believer in art and music used as a coping skill. Currently, she is in high school and tries to spread positivity wherever she goes. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and photography and hopes to go to college close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sam Sweeney
Sam Sweeney

Sam Sweeney

Intern Program Director

Sam is a college student at Framingham State University, currently pursuing a psychology degree. She has interned for Jimmy Elliott for about 3 years now, and has loved every minute of it, but is very excited to move forward and do more with Holding of Wrist!
Sam hopes to one day make a name for herself as a counselor or psychologist and is excited about the opportunities the future brings!

Sarah Baker
Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker

Former Designer

Sarah was raised in Georgetown, Kentucky. Throughout her life, she’s been passionate about helping others, and wants to pursue this hand in hand with her passion of design and art.

Sarah is currently studying Design, Art, and Technology and Communications at Bellarmine University, with minors in psychology and marketing. She works with groups at her school to provide a safe zone for the LGBT+ community.

Samantha McClellan-Johnson
Samantha McClellan-Johnson

Samantha McClellan-Johnson

Former Marketing Director

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Samantha moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to start the next chapter of her life. Samantha graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies with an emphasis on Advertising and Public Relations.
Her passions extend far beyond her degree. From little on, Samantha has always loved helping and caring for animals as well as people. Her passion for helping people has taken her to Juárez and Acuña, MX to build houses for families in need for the past 10 years with the help of the non-profit organization Casas Por Cristo. She hopes to find new avenues where she can continue to help others.

Joel Shaw
Joel Shaw

Joel Shaw

Former IT Director

Joel Shaw was the IT Director at Holding of Wrist. Since leaving he has worked as a UI Engineer at Capital One and is now pursuing his business, RVA Design Solutions.

Colleen Gilfoy
Colleen Gilfoy

Colleen Gilfoy

Former Multimedia Director

While Colleen was with Holding of Wrist she was the Multimedia Director. During her time here, she created hundreds of blogs, posts and projects totaling easily over one million views. Since leaving Holding of Wrist, she has joined an online community, “Chasing Kite Tails”, an online community focused on women chasing their dreams.

Timothy Liedel
Timothy Liedel

Timothy Liedel

Former Graphic Designer

Any original 2009-2010 Holding of Wrist logos were done by Timothy. Former Holding of Wrist Graphic Designer, Timothy is now a full time interactive designer doing web, graphic, print, audio and video. He also works with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. In July, he is launching his own Youtube channel! He is always around for anyone who needs someone to talk to, so click those links.

Jimmy Elliott

Jimmy Elliott

CEO & Founder

Born in 1993, Jimmy Elliott has dedicated much of his life to helping others through self-harm, depression and suicidal thoughts. Since creating Holding of Wrist in 2008, Jimmy has spoken at TedX Charlottesville, done multiple interviews & made over 500 Youtube videos totaling over 1 Million views. He’s also created a Twitter profile of over 100,000 wonderful people. He now goes on to continue his mission in making the lives of others a more positive one and is now writing his first book, “Elevate”.

Derin Dacey

Derin Dacey

Consulting Advisor

Derin was born and raised in Montpelier, VA, a small town outside Richmond, Va. He currently splits his time between school in Williamsburg, VA and home in Glen Allen, VA. He has been involved with Holding of Wrist since May 2012. Derin is the Communications Manager and handles half of the incoming email correspondence on behalf of Holding of Wrist. He is currently finishing studying at the College of William & Mary studying Government, with a possible minor in Sociology. Upon graduation, Derin hopes to enter into the nonprofit field, possibly building on his communications experience. Above all, Derin cares about Holding of Wrist’s followers and is willing to provide support to anyone and everyone who asks it of him.

Brynne O'Connor

Brynne O'Connor

Multimedia Director

Brynne has always had an intense interest in being of help to others and is a strong believer in art and music used as a coping skill. Currently, she is in high school and tries to spread positivity wherever she goes. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and photography and hopes to go to college close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sam Sweeney

Sam Sweeney

Intern Program Director

Sam is a college student at Framingham State University, currently pursuing a psychology degree. She has interned for Jimmy Elliott for about 3 years now, and has loved every minute of it, but is very excited to move forward and do more with Holding of Wrist!
Sam hopes to one day make a name for herself as a counselor or psychologist and is excited about the opportunities the future brings!

Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker

Former Designer

Sarah was raised in Georgetown, Kentucky. Throughout her life, she’s been passionate about helping others, and wants to pursue this hand in hand with her passion of design and art.

Sarah is currently studying Design, Art, and Technology and Communications at Bellarmine University, with minors in psychology and marketing. She works with groups at her school to provide a safe zone for the LGBT+ community.

Samantha McClellan-Johnson

Samantha McClellan-Johnson

Former Marketing Director

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Samantha moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to start the next chapter of her life. Samantha graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies with an emphasis on Advertising and Public Relations.
Her passions extend far beyond her degree. From little on, Samantha has always loved helping and caring for animals as well as people. Her passion for helping people has taken her to Juárez and Acuña, MX to build houses for families in need for the past 10 years with the help of the non-profit organization Casas Por Cristo. She hopes to find new avenues where she can continue to help others.

Joel Shaw

Joel Shaw

Former IT Director

Joel Shaw was the IT Director at Holding of Wrist. Since leaving he has worked as a UI Engineer at Capital One and is now pursuing his business, RVA Design Solutions.

Colleen Gilfoy

Colleen Gilfoy

Former Multimedia Director

While Colleen was with Holding of Wrist she was the Multimedia Director. During her time here, she created hundreds of blogs, posts and projects totaling easily over one million views. Since leaving Holding of Wrist, she has joined an online community, “Chasing Kite Tails”, an online community focused on women chasing their dreams.

Timothy Liedel

Timothy Liedel

Former Graphic Designer

Any original 2009-2010 Holding of Wrist logos were done by Timothy. Former Holding of Wrist Graphic Designer, Timothy is now a full time interactive designer doing web, graphic, print, audio and video. He also works with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. In July, he is launching his own Youtube channel! He is always around for anyone who needs someone to talk to, so click those links.

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