Director Lisa Klein and Craig Miller, who is featured in THE S WORD, brought the film to Lithuania last year 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. While in Lithuania, Craig sat down for an interview [...]
MECCA (Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies), in collaboration with the Be Well OC Suicide Prevention initiative, hosted a screening of THE S WORD on Saturday, January 17 in Orange County, CA. MECCA, a collective impact coalition working to eliminate ethnic and racial disparities and improve the quality of life for underserved multi-ethnic communities, sought to [...]
On Saturday, January 18, a community showing of THE S WORD was held at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. The screening was part of the American Film Showcase, a film diplomacy program organized by the U.S. Department of State and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. AFS brings award-winning, contemporary films [...]
Our very own Dese'Rae Stage and her Live Through This project were recently featured in People Magazine. The full-length piece includes background information on Des and the organization, as well as some of her portraits of attempt survivors, accompanied by their stories. Hopefully readers will walk away with a better understanding of suicide after hearing [...]
In this conversation, Craig Miller, Kelechi Ubozoh, Wilma Townsend and Keris Myrick discuss longstanding misconceptions regarding mental illness.
Lisa took The S Word to Pittsburgh, PA recently for a screening organized by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. The standing-room-only audience participated in a spirited post-screening conversation that emphasized peer to peer support. One special highlight of the evening was an impromptu performance by panelist Jamie Kunning, who performed a heartfelt rendition on the ukulele [...]