Bring THE S WORD To Your Community!

Organizers across the country are hosting grassroots events and we invite you to join them. Host a local screening of THE S WORD and gather your campus, community members or colleagues to watch the film and help raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Educational DVD & Streaming Options

We are proud to have partnered with Good Docs, an educational documentary film distributor that champions projects promoting social change and human rights, to bring you the educational version of THE S WORD. The film is available on DVD or for streaming, which allows you to show the film remotely to an audience of up to 300 students, faculty or staff connected to your organization. A discussion guide/tool kit is also included.  Please note, a screening license is required for all public events.

Screening with the Director

If you are interested in the full presentation package, which includes a post-screening Q&A with THE S WORD director Lisa Klein, either in person or via Skype, simply complete the short screening survey below and we will be in touch about your request soon. Please note, a screening license is required for all public events. 


“The S Word has the potential to do more for suicide prevention in one year than I have in my career. We can all learn from this film.”

William Schmitz, Jr., Psy.D, Past President, American Association of Suicidology

“I kept finding that I was crying and laughing at the same time. No one expects to be inspired by a documentary on suicide. But viewers will leave informed, inspired, and uplifted.”

April Foreman, Ph.D Psychologist, Southeast Louisiana Veterans’ Health Care System

“The film tells untold stories in profound and original ways. It offers hope, but not by whitewashing the complexities of the lives it chronicles.  It is frank and unstinting, and beautifully filmed, too.  An important work of art.”

Andrew Solomon, New York Times Bestselling Author

Screening THE S WORD in our community had a powerful impact on breaking through the silence that so often surrounds talking about the topic of suicide. It has helped decrease stigma and provide space for people with lived experience to share their own stories and be supported in new ways.  THANK YOU for this beautiful film!”

JoAnne Foreman, Mental Health Initiative Program Coordinator, Temple Rodef Shalom

“The S Word will move your soul. This is by far the best depiction of a wide range of lived experiences with suicide that I have ever seen.  At the screening I attended, the thunderous applause and standing ovation could be heard all over Phoenix.”

Sally Spencer Thomas, Impact Entrepreneur and Professional Speaker in Suicide Prevention

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