The Paul G. Quinnett Writing Competition honors suicide attempt survivors and people with lived experience of suicide and challenges the suicide prevention field to think about survivorship in new ways. Through a personal essay competition in which the author offers insight and reflection upon their experience with suicidality and/or attempt(s). The Paul G. Quinnett Writing Competition is committed to centering marginalized voices. These voices can include individuals who have been harmed by the mental health system or psychiatric industrial complex, people with disabilities, and Black & brown queer women, femmes, trans, and non-binary people. We prioritize the perspectives viewed through the lens of intersectionality as it is crucial to ensure that our perspectives have a platform where our creative contributions and ideas are honored. 

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