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Speaking About Suicide

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Any topic that is human is worth discussing

THE STORIES

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HOW SPEAKING ABOUT SUICIDE SAVES LIVES

HER RESOLVE

WHERE OUR
MEMORIES LIE

 

THE FACTS

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48,344 AMERICANS DIED BY SUICIDE IN 2018

 

Making it the 10th leading cause of death in the United States

90% HAD A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION

At the time of their death that was diagnosable, and often treatable

132 SUICIDES OCCUR PER DAY IN THE US

With an average 3,835 attempted suicides every day

*CDC, 2018 Fatal Injury Report

 

THE MISSION

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Oregon Documentary Film Fest 2020
Oregon Documentary Film Fest 2020

Festival director Mikel Fair pictured with Marissa Dingman for Best Micro Film Award Finalist

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How Speaking About Suicide Can Save Lives Still Frame
How Speaking About Suicide Can Save Lives Still Frame

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Drive-in Showing at Sunshine Mill Winery
Drive-in Showing at Sunshine Mill Winery

Drive-in Showing at Sunshine Mill Winery for the Oregon Micro Short Film Festival 2020

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Oregon Documentary Film Fest 2020
Oregon Documentary Film Fest 2020

Festival director Mikel Fair pictured with Marissa Dingman for Best Micro Film Award Finalist

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"Speaking About Suicide" is meant to normalize the topics of mental health and suicide via the most human method possible: telling stories

Death on its own is never easy, but there seems to be a more acute trauma and emotional whiplash surrounding someone making the final decision to take their own life. 

Our media values safe and informative messaging. Through this we hope to aid those left, while deterring additional harm. Taking a focus on those who sustain in the aftermath, and the necessity to discuss this topic in relation to public health, will allow us to explore steps we can take today to improve this epidemic.

 

THE ACTION

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RESOURCES

Provide knowledge that there are proven treatments for mental illness. Offer assistance with tools to combat suicidal tendencies.

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DAILY LIFE

 

If you have received positive effects from behavioral treatment or know beneficial stories, share them. Activate others with positive experiences.

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HOPE

 

Remove mental health stigma. Help others unconditionally.
Be kind to yourself and others. 

 
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CONTACT

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