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'Art for Life' exhibit connects survivors of attempted suicide with those who have lost loved ones

'Art for Life' exhibit connects survivors of attempted suicide with those who have lost loved ones

In the center of the Art for Life exhibit at The Baltimore County Arts Guild in Arbutus is what looks like a crowded coffee table. The cube, aptly titled “The Coaster Project,” sits about knee-high off the floor and is covered in roughly 40 coasters and 20 drinking glasses.

In each glass is a portrait of somebody who died by suicide.

On the coasters are various sayings, many harsh:

“That was a stupid thing to do.”

“You know God only lends us our children...”

“Were you trying to go to Hell?”

“She was selfish.”

They are comments said to people after talking about a loved one who died by suicide or after their own...

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