For the 3rd consecutive year, artists responded to our call for art to help raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention month. This year we received over nearly 90 entries from 35 artists who use a variety of mediums, including photography, collage, painting, drawing, glass and ceramics. Huge thanks to all the participating artists who shared their work with us!
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a global phenomenon that knows no geographic or racial boundary. It is one of the leading causes of death not only here in the United States but throughout the world. This year’s UNSPOKEN : survivors stories is a brilliant collection of art from across the country created by people joined together by a shared experience of suicide loss or attempt and the transformative power of art. Please join us in raising awarenss to this often stigmatized subject by liking, commenting, and sharing our posts of the show. Each post will include valuable resources that may change the course of another’s life. Be sure to like or follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we will be posting regularly throughout the month.
Unspoken : Survivor Stories humanizes this highly sensitive topic and we hope to raise awareness about suicide and mental health and reach more people who may need resources for themselves or loved ones.
There is a new 988 dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Anyone in a mental health crisis may call or text 988 to reach trained counselors 24/7. This is one step towards transforming mental health and crisis care systems in the U.S. If you or someone you know needs help, call 988 for the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. You can also text HOME to 741741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.
For more resources, visit the resource page on Your Art Your Story’s website or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/
Your Art Your Story offers art workshops with the Arizona Artists Guild and other community partners. For more information and the complete schedule click here.