OUR APPROACH

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Your Art Your Story is a community of individuals who have experienced loss of a loved one to suicide or addiction death and those who have attempted suicide. Using a peer support model, we offer programs in a supportive environment for anyone who is working to heal and rebuild their lives after suicide. We also strive to eliminate stigma around suicide and mental health. Our programs are fundamentally based on creative expression for healing, an approach that uses art for self-exploration, discovery and self-care. The goal is to enjoy the process of creativity and improve your overall health and well-being.

We recognize that everyone has a different situation and different needs. Our programs are not intended to be a replacement for counseling. We encourage participants to engage in any form of therapy, counseling or support group that suits their needs. 

Your Art Your Story is not “sad people doing art,” but a community of survivors who have experienced incredible losses seeking ways to rebuild and live meaningful lives. We are proud to offer free art classes to the community with our partner the Arizona Artists Guild.