Description

Welcome to ArtReach Project #12
The Reflection of Hope Project
July 2017


In a society that often shies away from the discussion of suicide, we decided to use art as the starting point.

There is Hope. There is Help.

The beauty of this project is not only in the image as a whole but in the fact that not one part of it exists in isolation from all those around it. So it is with life, and the message of this suicide prevention awareness project is just that..."You are not alone...we stand together with you...we all need to you to live."

Together we can educate our community on the potential warning signs of suicide and how to respond.

Suicide is preventable.

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Inspired by: Creighton University student, Vui Dang's practicum project for her Masters in Public Health
Goals:

This piece was created to send the message to those who are contemplating suicide that they are not alone and it is okay to ask for help. The goal is to educate our community on the potential warning signs of suicide and how to respond.


Impact:

On the weekend of July 15th-16th, 2017 over 100 people collaborated on an art piece to help bring awareness to the issue of suicide as well as promote a sense of hope and support within our community.

This traveling art exhibit will be on display in select locations throughout the city along with prints from The Messages Matter Project that also serve as informational flyers with suicide prevention resources listed on the back. Viewers will be further invited to interact with the art piece while it is on display by continuing to write messages on the mirrors that are a part of the finished piece.

Artwork design credit: Karissa Bettendorf