The Story Behind Your Art Your Story
Your Art Your Story is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, advocacy and education services for families experiencing suicide loss or suicide attempt. The organization was founded in 2017 by Kristel Nielsen, a paralegal and artist. Her life completely changed when her son, Story, died by suicide. When she was 6 years old, her father died by suicide.
After seeing the profound effect of suicide loss on herself and her family, she founded Your Art Your Story. Your Art Your Story has two goals - to be a resource for suicide survivors and to help people understand the many ways they can support survivors.
Founder/Director - Business and Legal
Advisory Board Member - Grants and Fundraising
Advisory Board Member - Community Building and Mentor
Advisory Board Member - Transpersonal Art Therapy
Advisory Board Member - Education and Outreach