Lisa Klein

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About Lisa Klein

Lisa co-directed OF TWO MINDS (2012), a journey into the lives of remarkable people living, struggling, and triumphing with bipolar disorder. OTM won a SAMHSA VOICE Award and an EIC Prism Award… the most significant awards for a mental health documentary, and has been seen by sold-out audiences at screenings across the country, as well as becoming a top documentary on Netflix. Lisa co-owns MadPix, Inc., an independent production company in Los Angeles, with her husband Doug Blush.

The S Word Goes to Lithuania

Craig Miller and I brought THE S WORD to Lithuania through the American Film Showcase, a film diplomacy program organized by the U.S. Department of State and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The trip was beyond any and all expectations I may have had going in. Lithuania is a country with [...]

By |2019-04-24T16:12:22-07:00April 24th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Retrospect

Read Director Lisa Klein's recently published piece on Mental Health on The Mighty. Looking back at loss and lessons learned along the way, “How could he have done that to us? It was so selfish.” I wondered this as well, until I started talking with and listening to people with lived experience – people who [...]

By |2017-03-01T16:46:12-07:00March 1st, 2017|Lived Experience, Loss Survivor, Stories|0 Comments

Seeking Help & Suicide Prevention

In this 3-part conversation, "Seeking Help & Suicide Prevention,” psychologist and CEO of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Dr. Kita Curry, suicide attempt survivor, Samantha Nadler, and leading suicidologist, Dr. Thomas Joiner, tell us why we can't do it all ourselves, and why asking for help doesn't make you "less than," it makes you human.

By |2017-05-03T12:31:16-07:00February 17th, 2017|Attempt Survivors, Experts, Seeking Help, Voices|0 Comments

National Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Any time there is a forum for people to talk about their shared experiences – that’s a good thing. Sometimes we just want to be around people who get it – it’s comforting. Having a day set aside to honor or memorialize people who have died by suicide or loved somebody who has, is a [...]

By |2017-02-10T09:32:58-07:00November 18th, 2016|Stories, Suicide Prevention, Surviving Suicide|2 Comments

Changing the Conversation around Suicide

My name is Lisa Klein and I am currently directing a documentary called The S Word. Try telling someone you’re making a film about suicide and see what their reaction is. A long, uncomfortable silence. A concerned look. Clearing of the throat. Then I launch into my spiel – “It’s not going to be a [...]

By |2017-02-10T09:34:02-07:00May 10th, 2016|Mental Health, Stories, Surviving Suicide|2 Comments