Art Works for Suicide Prevention

These works were donated by a variety of artists for the cause of suicide prevention.

$200 donation for each of these works.

Once the donation is submitted, the painting will be shipped to the address provided.

Meet the Artist: Kris Sosa

Former Owner and current Art Instructor

My parents enrolled me into an art class, since I was always drawing painting and interested in art as a small child. Studying art and early education at Ohio University was when I started taking art seriously and decided to become an art teacher. Later moving to California from Ohio my love for art never left but I felt I need to pursue my passion.

 

I started working at Mission: Renaissance teaching art and apprenticed with world famous Larry Gluck. Later opening up AV School of Fine Art, in Lancaster, CA. I still love to take workshops from other Southern CA. artists, that is the best way I find to improve my craft and teach others what I have learned. It is important to keep up withthe latest techniques in an ever-changing world.

Dance for Suicide Prevention

Jennifer De Castro is a dancer and an advocate for Asians and Asian Americans to have a greater role in the entertainment community. Here's 2 Life welcomes all cultures and dancers of all styles to join in the universal cause to prevent suicide.

ABOUT DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE IN THE ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

The suicide rate among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in 2016 was approximately half of the general population, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. Suicide ranks as the ninth leading cause of death among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the 10th leading cause of all deaths in the U.S.

But for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders between the ages of 15 and 19, suicide was the leading cause of death in 2016, according to CDC data, accounting for 31.8 percent of all deaths.

The pressure to succeed academically, financially, and career-wise is considered a common cause for depression among Asian Americans.

Post your comments of your experiences around suicide prevention on our Here's 2 Life Facebook Page

Here's 2 Life, Inc., founded in 2018, is a non-profit 501(c)(3). Special Thanks to Tony Cornelius and The Don Cornelius Foundation.

The website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For an accurate diagnosis of a mental health disorder, you should seek an evaluation from a qualified mental health professional. If you are feeling suicidal, thinking about hurting yourself, or are concerned that someone you know may be in danger of hurting himself or herself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or the Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), both of which are staffed by certified crisis response professionals, or call 911.