One Broken Mom

The Faces of Suicide Survival with Mariangela Abeo

September 07, 2019 Season 2 Episode 18
One Broken Mom
The Faces of Suicide Survival with Mariangela Abeo
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One Broken Mom
The Faces of Suicide Survival with Mariangela Abeo
Sep 07, 2019 Season 2 Episode 18
Amee Quiriconi
Faces of Fortitude is the use of powerful imagery to spark necessary conversations about suicide. Hear the story behind this amazing project.
Show Notes

Ameé has discussed the topic of suicide many times on this show because it obviously goes hand-in-hand with childhood trauma and adversities. In fact, according to the CDC, only 46% of people who die by suicide have a mental health diagnosis, leaving the remaining 54% with an unknown condition. But known risks factors for suicide include a history of trauma or abuse, chronic illness, and prolonged stress.

On this episode, Ameé speaks with Mariangela Abeo – a photographer who started a powerful project called Faces of Fortitude – where people talk about how they have been impacted by suicide or suicide ideation and Mariangela captures their images to share with the world. Her Instagram account where these portraits can be seen is griping and so is her story of why she does this. 

In this episode you will hear: 

  • Mariangela's story of why she started Faces of Fortitude
  • Understanding Mariangela's family of origin
  • What she has learned about people in working with survivors of suicide include first responders and family members
  • What Faces of Fortitude today? How are the people selected for the project? 
  • How to support her work

 

Resources:

Click here to support Faces of Fortitude

https://www.facebook.com/FacesofFortitudePortraits

https://www.instagram.com/facesoffortitude/

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Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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