Speaking About Suicide
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Any topic that is human is worth discussing
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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
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Festival director Mikel Fair pictured with Marissa Dingman for Best Micro Film Award Finalist
"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.
Provide knowledge that there are proven treatments for mental illness. Offer assistance with tools to combat suicidal tendencies.
If you have received positive effects from behavioral treatment or know beneficial stories, share them. Activate others with positive experiences.
Remove mental health stigma. Help others unconditionally.
Be kind to yourself and others.
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