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About Us

Suicide is a growing epidemic in the U.S. with over 44,000 people dying by suicide each year. Your Art Your Story exists to support families and children affected by suicide and provide them an opportunity to heal emotional trauma through art and community. We also raise awareness of suicide with exhibitions that feature art by survivors.

What We Do

Your Art Your Story is developing programs we hope will benefit suicide loss survivors and attempt survivors during their recovery from trauma. Our most successful program is monthly art class in Phoenix, AZ, created in partnership with the Arizona Artists Guild. To see some photos from classes, visit our gallery page. This free monthly art event offers a great deal of relaxation and enjoyment to the participants, while giving them an opportunity to meet other survivors and share the bond of community.

Healing Through Arts Toolkit

We created the “Healing Through Art: Starting an Art Program for Suicide Survivors Toolkit” to support the development of creative arts support groups. Your Art Your Story is proud to be a resource about suicide and the effect of suicide on individuals, families and communities. We share our stories to help people understand the many ways they can support suicide survivor


What People Are Saying

Your Art Your Story has given me an outlet for personal expression that validates my individuality. It is a lifeline.
Such a great program — non-intrusive yet healing. YAYS is restorative, soothing, and gradually works one’s spirit toward a clearer, smoother path. I highly recommend YAYS for anyone touched by suicide.
Fantastic and fun!