Live Through This
A collection of stories and portraits of suicide attempt survivors, this visually compelling project was created by New York-based photographer and writer Dese’Rae L. Stage. Stage is a suicide-attempt survivor who wants to put personal stories, and the faces behind them, at the forefront of public consciousness to reduce stigma and show other survivors that they are not alone. Stage travels across the country collecting stories and taking photographs to provide comfort, hope, and a sense of community among survivors. She states on the website that it is her hope that the Live Through This project can serve as an educational tool to promote suicide awareness in a relatable and unique way. The Live Through This project also provides resources for suicide survivors and those who may have suicidal ideation, including information about warning signs, risk factors, and links to other helpful sites.