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Workshops and Presentations

Story Portrait™  workshop

This workshop is for suicide loss survivors, or those who have experienced any trauma or loss. Making a story portrait using photographic images, can offer healing insight for participants as they create their own personal collage/story portrait about their trauma/grief journey. Participants are guided through the workshop through a series of questions as they develop their collage/story portrait. The workshop allows participants to express feelings, practice self-care, and connect with others who have also experienced trauma and loss.

By attending the Story Portrait™ workshop participants will:

*Receive validation for the ups and downs of how life changes after loss/trauma.
*Connect with their sensory input systems and allow for neural integration─ ensuring that they can connect with, and benefit from, the activities.
*Choose images and use the elements provided by SSC’s Story Portrait art facilitator in order to express their loss story through personal symbols, images, and words, or with only images when there are no words.

Participants will receive a copy of the 5-book set to use as a healing tool on their own, with a therapist, or in a support group. 

Press & Media



  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota Chapter (NAMI Minnesota)

  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

  • Christopher Benz Foundation (CBF)


If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat to reach a trained mental health professional. You can also text MN to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line where you can reach a trained mental health professional.


If you or a loved one is at imminent risk, please contact 9-1-1 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.



National Resources:




  • NAMI Minnesota Suicide Prevention Classes

  • NAMI Minnesota Suicide Prevention webpage

            Helpful fact sheets for survivors  

            Suicide loss survivor support groups 

            Helping your loved one who is suicidal: a guide for family and friends



Other helpful resources:

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