Stories of Hope and Recovery
Why Talking About Suicide Should Be Normalized
Rudy Caseres shares his story and the importance of speaking up when it comes to suicidal thoughts.
"Suicide is still a topic that is not talked about nearly enough, and it is a detriment to us all because it leaves people living with suicidal feelings and ideation in silence. I’m alive today because there are people around me who I can reach out to when I am suffering."Read Rudy's Story
I Can Be Happiness
Star Carter shares how for her, humor was a path out of the darkness.
"I have something to offer this world."Watch Star's Story
Watch Me Dance Watch Me Grow
Kisha Bashkiharatee celebrates her three years in dancing, and talks about how it has developed in her personal wellness.
"You can be uncomfortable and you can also recognize so many other things about yourself. Being able to recognize that there's more out of every situation and we have the choice and the opportunity to pick which part of that situation we're going to focus on."Watch Kisha's Story
Poetically Sane: Halima Shegow
Halima Shegow of Sweden’s Revolution Poetry on the words that make a difference for her.
"You don't need to be a doctor, or a psychologist, or a therapist to say the right words to someone. It can literally be one word, one sentence, and it just...it just clicks."Watch Halima's Story
Waste of Film: Travis Young
Travis Young shares the story of his difficult youth, his ensuing depression and two suicide attempts—and how he reclaimed his own unique outlook on life through the lens of a camera.
"...Developing the film at home just kind of helped extend this idea that I was taking care of more than just pictures, I was taking care of my emotions..."Watch Travis' Story