Stitches for Suicide Prevention

This collaborative fiber art project was organized in an effort to raise awareness and share resources around suicide prevention. Throughout the month of August 2018, I collected 5 x 5 inch knit or crocheted squares from the DC community and around the country in teal and purple (the official suicide prevention awareness ribbon colors) to create a community-made tapestry for display during National Suicide Prevention month. The finished product is a 10 x 5 foot wall hanging that spells out "Be the one to" in morse code, with take-one tags along the bottom sharing information on how to get involved with Lifeline's #BeThe1To campaign.

The finished piece will be on view at Art All Night on Saturday, September 29 (Shaw Art Market, Parcel 42). Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Lifeline’s #BeThe1To Save a Life campaign
Drugrehab.com’s Substance Abuse & Suicide: A Guide to Understanding the Connection and Reducing the Risk