Stories of Hope and Recovery

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..."

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Here’s What I Learned From My Suicide Attempt: Mike Liguori

After 9/11, Michael Liguori joined the Marines to fight for his country. When he returned, he struggled with PTSD and attempted suicide. This is his story.

"I want to share this with you because life is complicated, hard and often, a constant struggle. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone."

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Rhett Miller’s Reason to Live

Musician Rhett Miller shares his suicide attempt story and why he's glad the Lifeline is here to help.

"I was able to come through it and carve out a life that I love."

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I Survived a Suicide Attempt: David Lilley

David Lilley survived a suicide attempt in his forties.

"I nearly missed out on a lot of my childrens' lives. It's been a real blessing to watch them grow into adults and be blessed with a grandchild."

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I Survived a Suicide Attempt: Jordan Burnham

Jordan Burnham bounced back after a surviving a suicide attempt in his teens.

"The main message is that you are not the only one going through these problems or can verbalize them and you can cope with them in a healthy way to get you through that."

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