A family healing from suicide — told by a mother and her three children with fresh, poignant art
The Suicide Survivors’ Club founders developed a workshop inspired by their Suicide Survivors’ Club book series. The workshop is a visual expression of a traumatic experience or loss.
By attending the workshop you will:
- Understand how visual storytelling helped the Anderson family after their loss
- Get validation for the ups and downs of how life changes after the suicide of a family member
- Use images provided by the facilitator to tell your loss story and aid in your healing process
You'll receive a copy of the book set to use as a healing tool on your own, with a therapist or in support group.
For Suicide Loss Survivors
The Story Portrait workshops are presented through NAMI, MN (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Minnesota) with support from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
“These beautiful books... show that it is not only possible
to survive a loved one’s suicide, but also to find beauty in their shortened
lives and to thrive after they are gone.”
- Henry Emmons, MD, author of The Chemistry of Calm and The Chemistry of Joy
- John R. Jordan, Ph.D., Taskforce on U.S. National Guidelines for Suicide Postvention
“As a family therapist specializing in grief, I was most
impressed with the way this series captures the internal world of a particular
family grieving a suicide death.”
- Janice Winchester Nadeau, PhD, LP, RN,
this artfully crafted set of books, the Anderson family has courageously shared
the experience of
their healing process from the trauma of the death of a loved one from
suicide. Through the use of storytelling
and art, their individual stories have been organically infused with hope,
while coping with their unimaginable loss."
- Sue Towey, APRN, CNS, MS, Integrative Mental Health Practitioner, Retired Licensed Psychologist
- David Morris, PhD,