Every 30 seconds, someone attempts suicide in the United States. 101 people die each day, adding up to over 36,000 suicide deaths every year. And across the globe, 1.1 million people are lost to suicide.
Imagine how many people are left behind. What does that number look like?
How do suicide survivors deal with the shock, anguish and guilt that follows a suicide loss? For each person, the answer is different. Some channel their grief through creative expression. They write. They make art. They compose music or make films.
I am working on a book, And Tomorrow Comes Again, showcasing artistic statements of grief, healing and peace. A traveling exhibit will feature selected pieces from the book and contributions from community members.
This powerful project is important, intending to spark vital dialog about suicide and what it leaves behind. It takes a lot of time, effort and financial resources to build a book.
There’s the outreach to find creatives, compiling and editing the material, book design and layout, social media and publicity expenses, administrative costs, professional fees. It adds up quickly.
I’m asking for your help to finance the production costs through Community Funded, a tool that connects people, ideas and resources in historic new ways, empowers our communities, and promotes “grass-roots economic recovery.” Like KickStarter, Community Funded gives you the opportunity to invest in meaningful projects like And Tomorrow Comes Again.
For as little as $10, you can help make this dream a reality. Please go to the Community Funded web site and pledge to contribute. Every dollar helps. Every dollar makes a difference.
Anything’s possible when it’s Community Funded.