The Storybook Project is an ASR outreach initiative that aims to amplify the voices of those with personal experience with suicide. As part of the Storybook Project, we put out a public call inviting individuals who have been touched by suicide through contemplation, attempt, or loss to share their unfiltered, personal journeys. We received dozens of powerful submissions, and have been working to publish them in a printed collection, with the goals of decreasing stigma and fostering connection through storytelling and experience sharing.
What It Takes to Make It Through, published through the Storybook Project, is a moving and inspiring collection of short stories about suicide and is accompanied by essays from practitioners in the field. In connecting with these powerful stories of loss, resilience, and hope, we invite you to shift your perceptions of suicide, and be open to the struggle and grief of others.
100% of the proceeds from this book will go to the ASR Program to support suicide research and education initiatives.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude all of the authors who contributed to this collection by sharing their stories.
Stay tuned for a book release coming soon!