Dese'Rae L. Stage

Dese’Rae L. Stage is an award winning artist, public speaker, and suicide prevention activist. She created Live Through This (http://livethroughthis.org), a multimedia storytelling series that aims to reduce prejudice and discrimination against suicide attempt survivors. Live Through This has received media coverage from TIME, New York Times, and CBS Evening News. Dese’Rae is featured as the main character in a documentary about suicide prevention advocates called The S Word, now screening nationwide. She lives in Philadelphia with her wife and son.

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