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 [...]
Keris Myrick, Wilma Townsend, Amelia Lehto and Dr. Bill Schmitz discuss how social media fits into the suicide prevention dialogue.
In this 3-part conversation, Kelechi Ubozoh, attorney Skip Simpson and Leah Harris share their thoughts on the value of hope in otherwise dire circumstances.
Kelechi Ubozoh, who is featured in The S Word, and L. D. Green are the co-editors of a new book titled We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health--Stories and Research Challenging the Biomedical Model. A collection of 25 unflinching stories and essays from the front lines of the radical mental health movement. While [...]
In this 3-part conversation, Kelly Davis, Dr. Bill Schmitz and Cara Anna discuss the value of lived experience for suicide prevention.
In this 3-part conversation, Iden Campbell McCollum, Dr. April Foreman and Leah Harris analyze the failures of the medical model.
Our very own Kelechi Ubozoh traveled to Rochester, NY to be a part of the 11th Annual Reel Mind Theater and Film Series. This month-long festival features films, performances and discussions that address the social stigma of mental illness and behavioral disorders, while providing a message of hope that recovery is possible. THE S WORD [...]
In this 3-part conversation, Andrew Solomon, Dr. Kita Curry and Katie Hardy discuss the influence of the media on suicide prevention.