It is estimated that
85% of people
in the United States
will know someone personally who has died by suicide
DISCONNECTED is unscripted conversations
of lived experiences.
Suicide has always been shrouded in mystery,
a hidden secret, a cloud of shame.
Many of us have been affected by either suicidal
ideation, or the loss of a loved one by suicide
but are too ashamed to talk about it.
We wear a mask of 'everything is ok' when it's not.
Families keep secrets to manage stigma.
Some of the effects of stigma include isolation, not talking and a reluctance to ask for help or get treatment.
Suicidal behavior tends to run in families.
By having conversations on suicide, people affected realise they are not alone and are then more likely to reach out for help.
BREAKING THE STIGMA
Collaborating with partners we will help facilitate screenings:
FESTIVAL FILM SCREENINGS - raising awareness on the subject of Suicide
COMMUNITY SCREENINGS AND OUTREACH - enabling ordinary people without professional training to run their own group screenings
SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS - a public service to loss survivors
FOUNDATIONS SET UP BY FAMILIES - services for survivors who have lost a loved one by suicide
WEBINARS/CONFERENCES ON MENTAL HEALTH - conferences for professionals working
in mental health and public services
TRAINING SESSIONS & TALKS - presentation to facilitate educational programs, train professional caregivers and offer consultative services
DIGITAL RELEASE - Youtube, Vimeo & Virtual Screenings