Lisa was interviewed on October 24th by radio and TV host Val Uchendu for his show Loss to Profound with Val on the Universal Broadcasting Network. Val's show airs live every Tuesday at 11:00 am. "The show's new segment, "Becoming Profound," is about turning your loss, an unfavorable event/incident into Positive to Inspire others or provide [...]
In this 3-part conversation, "Being There to Respond,” mental health advocates DeQuincy Lezine, Dese’Rae L. Stage and Leah Harris help us learn how to be there to respond to individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings.
On Sunday, October 22, THE S WORD made its hometown debut with a sold-out screening and Q&A session, as part of the ArcLight Theatre's prestigious Documentary Series. THE S WORD crew was joined by cast members Kelechi Ubozoh, Craig Miller, Jean Toh and Ann Taylor plus friends and supporters at a post-screening celebration. Many thanks [...]
It was a full day in Sacramento, topped off by a phenomenal screening attended by 500+ at the historic Sacramento Crest Theater! First up, Lisa presented clips of the film and conducted a Q&A for employees at the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Next, Lisa, Joseph Robinson (Program Manager, Each Mind Matters) Stan Collins [...]
Director Lisa Klein, producer Doug Blush and editor Josh Bayer sat down with Christine Palma of KXLU Radio at Loyola Marymount University for an in depth discussion about The S Word. Thanks so much to Christine for providing a wonderful platform to to highlight the film! Click here to listen to the full interview.
Nikki Daurio is a junior at Harvard. She connected with Lisa and The S Word after dealing with her own suicidal ideation freshman year. She may still have her bad days, but the important thing is, since she's had treatment and found inspiration from others, she knows how to cope with them. Two of her [...]
I am a more compassionate parent to my son because I live with suicidal thoughts. And it took me until this moment to realize that. Since trying to end my life over 15 years ago, I have seen a lot of doctors, tried a lot of different therapies, and a lot of diagnoses have been [...]
It was great having Kelechi Ubozoh and her mom, Janet Bivens, who are both featured in The S Word, join the Q&A with director Lisa Klein in Atlanta. We appreciated the insightful dialogue with the audience. Kelechi Ubozoh and her mom, Janet Bivens. Thank you to everyone at Behavioral Health Link for hosting [...]
We had an amazing time in Olathe, Kansas and want to thank everyone at the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition for hosting us and putting together the panel of local police and mental health professionals that accompanied Lisa for a great discussion. Earlier that morning, Lisa did a live interview with Charlie Keegan at KSHB-TV. [...]
In this 3-part conversation, Leah Harris, Kelechi Ubozoh and Dese'Rae L. Stage tell us that suicidal thoughts are not unique to one group of people, they can happen to anyone.