Yearly Archives: 2018

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O Magazine Interviews

The December issue of O Magazine published an article titled "Inside America's Suicide Crisis,"  featuring Dese'Rae Stage, Kelechi Ubozoh and Ann Taylor of The S Word. Take a look at the article: "After surviving a suicide attempt at age 23, Dese’Rae Stage felt profound loneliness.“I was too ashamed to talk about it,” she says. “In [...]

By |2018-12-18T16:24:25-07:00December 18th, 2018|Latest News|2 Comments

Self-Compassion and Teen Suicide: A Mother’s Quest to Break Barriers

My son Benji reminds me of Lovejoy, the glowing green comet that visited earth a few years ago for the first time in 11,500 years. Both are beautiful and rare, other-worldly phenomena transiting my life. Benji died by suicide on May 7, 2015, at age 15. I still struggle sometimes to believe this isn’t just [...]

By |2018-12-12T07:54:32-07:00December 11th, 2018|Stories|0 Comments

Transformation Twitter Chat

The S Word director Lisa Klein will participate in #ElevateTheConvo on December 13 at 5:00 PM PST/8:00 pm EST.  #ElevateTheConvo is a much needed conversation about resilience, recovery and transformation after a suicide crisis. Join us on Twitter with the hashtag #ElevateTheConvo. Discussion will be moderated by Sally Spencer-Thomas (@sspencerthomas).

By |2018-12-10T17:43:17-07:00December 10th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Youth Suicide

In this 3-part conversation, “Youth Suicide,” college students and Active Minds representatives Sarah Abelson and Erica Cooke, Director of Counseling (Bridgewater University) Randy Hook, attempt survivors Kelly Davis, Leah Harris and Misha Kessler, and actress and loss survivor Mariette Hartley muse over what individuals would miss if they took their own lives.

By |2018-12-04T20:02:31-07:00December 4th, 2018|Voices|0 Comments

Media Exploitation

In this 3-part conversation, “Media Exploitation,” attempt survivors Craig Miller, Dese’Rae Stage, Leah Harris and Kelechi Ubozoh discuss potential harms of the “if it bleeds, it leads” style of journalism that is often used when describing a suicide or suicide attempt.

By |2018-11-13T09:03:28-07:00November 14th, 2018|Voices|0 Comments

Screenings in Ohio

The S Word was back in Ohio recently, with Lisa presenting the film at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University, hosted by NAMI of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties. Earlier in the day, Lisa met with students at Dover High School, visiting several classes and participating in meaningful discussions with the kids. Local community [...]

By |2018-10-30T09:24:01-07:00October 30th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Loss

In this 3-part conversation, “Loss,” loss/attempt survivor and suicide prevention advocate Iden Campbell, artist David Best, and loss survivors Shauna and Jean Toh contemplate loss and how to turn pain into purpose.

By |2018-10-22T09:50:32-07:00October 24th, 2018|Voices|0 Comments