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, whose father died by suicide when she was 6 yrs. old. Her life completely changed when her son died by suicide many years later. Read Kristel’s story here.
The profound effect of suicide loss motivated her to start an organization focused on the needs of suicide survivors. The organization has two primary goals - to empower 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 Builder and Mentor
Advisory Board Member — Transpersonal Art Therapy
Advisory Board Member — Education and Outreach
Advisory Board Member — Marketing Strategist and Radio Show Host