This is Debi, owner of the No Sweat Cafe in Helena, MT. She and her husband started the cafe together in 1983 near the Boulder Hot Springs (hence the name!). Click below to hear about how the loss of her husband to suicide has affected her and her five children, how they've all dealt with it, and how she believes that the secrecy of suicide gives it a power that can be tackled by talking about the issue.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This is Siobhan. Click below to hear her talk about growing up with her sister, Deirdre Eitel (photographer for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and Greg Mortenson's Central Asia Institute), and the pain of unexpectedly losing her sister to suicide in October 2008. You can see some of Dierdre's photographs from her time at the Chronicle as well as her trips to Pakistan and Afghanistan by googling "Deirdre Eitel" and clicking on "images".
Posted by Leslie McDaniel at 12:28 PM
Julio finished his undergrad degree in psychology this past year and is now spending a year volunteering as an Americorp Vista volunteer with Montana Mental Health, specializing in suicide prevention. Click below to hear what he has to say about suicide in Montana and about how his family has reacted to the loss of his cousin to suicide.
Posted by Leslie McDaniel at 11:29 AM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I have finally edited some of the audio from the interviews I conducted with each participant in my Suicide Survivors portrait project. Each person said so many important and insightful things from their unique experience! For the exhibit for this project, I plan to have prints of each person along with a short audio clip from each person. Click below to hear what Caroline has to say about her experience as a survivor after losing her ex-husband to suicide. I hope you enjoy hearing straight from her! If you'd like to see the rest of the portraits and hear each person's story, come see my exhibit at the Senior Thesis Photography Exhibition on December 15, 2009 from 6-10 pm at The Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman, MT. I'd love to see you there!
Posted by Leslie McDaniel at 8:37 PM