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 [...]
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).
Our fall tour is winding down as we head toward the end of an eventful year of THE S WORD screenings. The latest two took Lisa to Kansas City, Kansas on November 13. The day started off with a screening of the hour long version for over 600 students at Piper High School. After an [...]
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 [...]
On Tuesday, October 16 THE S WORD participated in our first screening for the American Film Showcase. The film was shown at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, followed by a Q & A with Lisa participating via Skype. AFS brings award-winning contemporary American films to audiences around the world, offering a view of American [...]
The S Word is so excited to be part of the American Film Showcase as our film will now be screened internationally. The mission of AFS is to convey social justice around the world through film. Check out the roster of amazing films of which we have the honor to be a part: visit American Film [...]
The S Word will screen in Tucson at the Loft Cinema on Wednesday, October 10th, at 7:00 pm. In advance of the screening, Director Lisa Klein did an interview with Mark McLemore for NPR's Arizona Spotlight. Visit NPR Arizona to listen to the interview.
On Thursday, September 27, THE S WORD traveled to Victorville, CA for a screening hosted by St. Joseph's Health, St. Mary and student organizations from Valley Victor College where the event was held. The afternoon began with a resource fair, followed by a welcome from Dr. Gloria Peak, Director of St. Joseph's/St. Mary. The post-screening [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]