WYOMING: The Art of Healing: People Affected by Suicide Find Comfort in Art Sessions at Local Nonprofit

September 15, 2017
News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark News
State:  Wyoming

Casper Star Tribune

A community art center in Wyoming recently offered a series of free art sessions for people affected by suicide and mental health issues. The Healing through Art program was offered by the Art 321 Gallery, in collaboration with the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force and local mental health professionals. This month, participant artwork is being displayed at a gallery exhibition by the same name. According to licensed therapist and Suicide Prevention Task Force member Dee Lundberg, the art sessions and show provide a forum for people who have experienced suicide and mental health issues to connect with one another and spread messages of hope and healing. “It’s part of opening up that conversation in a whole new way,” she said.

Spark Extra! Learn more about Healing through Art and attempt survivors and people with lived experience.

Populations:  Attempt Survivors and People with Lived Experience, Survivors of Suicide Loss
Strategies:  Connectedness