A family healing from suicide — told by a mother and her three children with fresh, poignant art
– Rebecca Anderson and Laurie Phillips
2019 Grant Awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota will work with artist Laurie Phillips and Suicide Survivor's Club to offer art narrative workshops for people who've lost a loved one to suicide.
We're honored to team up with NAMI Minnesota for this grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. We'll let you know how the workshops are going throughout the year.
–Rebecca Anderson and Laurie Phillips
Suicide Survivors' Club book set was awarded a Midwest Book Award (first place) in the Autobiography/Memoir category. Books were submitted from the 12-state region. Awards were presented by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA) at their 27th annual awards gala on May 12, 2017. (left to right) Will Anderson, Laurie Phillips, Rebecca Anderson, Louise Woehrle, Shannon Cogbill, Aidan Anderson, and Jon Spayde.
- 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