Suicide attempt survivors share their stories to heal.

A suicide attempt survivor herself, Dese’Rae is bringing survival into the light by putting a human face on this oft-taboo topic with the Live Through This project via

“Suicide” is a dirty word in this country. It’s a sin. It’s taboo. It’s selfish. It’s not an easy topic to discuss and because we, as a culture, don’t know how to approach it, it’s easily swept under a rug. The problem is that suicide is a pervasive public health issue (the 10th leading cause of death in the US). I get it: we’re afraid of death. But avoiding it and pretending it doesn’t exist is nothing more than willfully perpetuating ignorance.” –