Director Lisa Klein and Kelechi Ubozoh were featured in a great piece from KGO-TV in San Francisco recently that focused on suicide prevention. Lisa and Kelechi were in the Bay Area for a screening of the film in Martinez, hosted by Contra Costa County Health Services. It was a packed house for the film which [...]
My name’s Gwynn Lanning and I’m a musician, composer, Suicide prevention advocate, and LGBTQ rights activist. I’ve been composing music for ten years and view it as both a profession and a kind of personal/communal therapy. Over the years, I’ve played at LGBTQ community events, senior citizens homes, and local shops. My goal as a [...]
Below is an article written by Julie K. Hersh for Psychology Today after participating in a panel discussion following a screening of The S Word presented by The VA North Texas Health Care System. “What can I do for my friend who is suicidal?” This may not be the exact question our panel was asked after [...]
Mental Health America of Franklin County, Ohio sponsored a free screening on the Ohio State University campus. MHA welcomed Lisa to town with a luncheon held in her honor earlier in the day. Later that evening THE S WORD was shown to a capacity audience in the Ohio Union Theater on campus, followed by a [...]
In this 3-part conversation, “Talk About It,” best-selling author Andrew Solomon and psychologists Dr. Thomas Joiner and Dr. Kita Curry posit that talking about suicide reduces the fear surrounding getting help and moving forward.
I’ll never forget the first time I stood in front of a group of 9th - 12th graders after a viewing of The S Word. I was more nervous than I had been at any of our other screenings - including a Governor’s conference, the Mayo Clinic and the dozens of universities where we had [...]