Storytelling is a Roadmap to Hope
Sharing your story is powerful!
Storytelling breaks down stigma. Resilience is real. Recovery is possible.
Not sure how to start sharing your story with others? Counseling, support groups, or sharing with a trusted friend or loved one are a great place to start.
When you are ready to share your story publicly, we want to hear about your experiences, feelings, and ideas – they make you special and help drive our work every day. We know that difficult times are real and that those help shape who we are and connect us with others. Being brave enough to speak up and be honest can help foster healing, drive community, and inspire change. We’re so grateful to those who have shared your stories with us – online and in person. Thank YOU.
By submitting this form, you are giving the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition (ISPC) permission and consent to share your story in whole or in part as part of its digital media campaigns and you are 18 years of age or older. Mediums where your story could be shared include, but are not limited to: outbound email communications, social media platforms, and any ISPC online properties to help build the ISPC community. ISPC attempts to contact all supporters whose stories will be told prior to release, but is not restricted by a lack of response. By submitting this form, you also agree that no compensation of any kind will be provided or expected in exchange for the use of your story.
Craft Your Story
Storytelling and Suicide Prevention: An Interview with “THE S WORD” Movie Producer Lisa Klein | Episode 3 | 8.7.17
Effective storytelling is critical to the suicide prevention and suicide grief support efforts. Intimate, vulnerable, inspiring stories let us know we are not alone. Stories of recovery allow us to see a road map before us that leads us out of our despair.
Hope Illuminated | Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and was a recent invited speaker at the White House. Her goal is to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority in our schools, workplaces and communities.
NAMI Blogs: https://www.nami.org/blogs
Lady Gaga: http://action.bornthisway.foundation/page/s/share-your-story
performance art & Projects
Story Story Night's "Life Punctuated" - From the island in the desert! In themes about life-punctuated, featured storytellers speak to experiences that really made a mark. Recorded live in Boise, Idaho on February 27th, 2018.
Featured Storytellers: Liza Long, Gary Tackett, & Emma Arnold
"Words Matter " Jessica Tookey
"PostSecret" is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. Revealing humor, heartbreak and humanity of our hidden stories. https://postsecret.com/
TV & Film
Responses regarding 13 Reasons Why:
SAMHSA - https://www.youtube.com/user/SAMHSA/search?query=suicide