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 [...]
The S Word was honored to have been a part of the Chautauqua Institution's week of programming entitled Documentary Film as Facilitator: Storytelling, Influence and Civil Discourse." This theme was explored through Chautauqua’s renowned lecture series, that featured talks by famed documentarian Ken Burns and Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday. The S Word screened [...]
Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane hosted a free community screening of The S Word followed by a panel discussion on July 11th. We want to thank everyone involved for putting this wonderful event together and give a special shout out to the women of the California HOPE organization. Lisa first met Supervisor Zane when she [...]
The sad news of several recent high-profile deaths by suicide has sparked a much-needed national conversation. The S Word's Dese'Rae Stage and Kelechi Ubozoh participated in two recent network television programs on the subject. Dese'Rae was a part of "Finding Hope: Battling America's Suicide Crisis," a CNN Town Hall hosted by Anderson Cooper. To view [...]
The S Word's Kelechi Ubozoh and Dese'Rae Stage were among four people who shared their personal journeys as suicide attempt survivors with "Good Morning America" to shed light on the darkness. You can read all four stories on the Good Morning America website.
More than 1,000 guests attended the red-carpet awards ceremony and top films screening in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 22nd to celebrate the achievement of young filmmakers across the state. Lisa was honored to receive a Directing Change award for Outstanding Film with Messaging around Suicide Prevention. Lisa was also thrilled to hand out [...]
We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the Stanislaus County Suicide Prevention Advisory Board for all their efforts in presenting four free community screenings of The S Word in downtown Modesto, Ceres, Patterson and West Modesto. Every screening featured Spanish subtitles and the Q & A panel discussion with Lisa in Ceres [...]
Lisa had the honor of presenting The S Word at the the Third Annual Governor’s Conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Q & A afterward reflected an engaged and deeply thoughtful audience reaction. Thank you Richard Barrett for inviting us and for the warm reception. And, as you can see, Lisa got to meet the governor. [...]
Talented young filmmaker Milo Ferguson, a junior at Oakwood Secondary School in Southern California, created this video in memory of his friend who died by suicide.
In advance of our two screenings at the FREEP Film Festival, Ellen Piligian, wrote a wonderful article about Lisa and The S Word for The Detroit Free Press: Lisa Klein knows the silence of suicide all too well. “The S Word,” her documentary screening Saturday and Sunday at Freep Film Festival, examines suicide through stories [...]