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HOW SPEAKING ABOUT SUICIDE CAN SAVE LIVES

The Story

*This film is in its festival run

There is an often overlooked significance of suicide in media, with far reaching effects that can be both negative and positive.

 

Dwight Holton, CEO of Lines for Life, explores the impacts of framing the discussion around suicide in our society, and presents us with methods that individuals, journalists, and the media at large can use to discuss suicide safely and make a difference in saving lives.

Background

Dwight Holton lost his cousin to suicide when they were young.  After working as a lawyer in the northeast, Dwight moved to Oregon and found his place working alongside the life saving employees and volunteers at Lines for Life.  He has since continued to spread a message of hope by providing help and resources as CEO for the non-profit organization.  

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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"How Speaking About Suicide Can Save Lives" Poster
"How Speaking About Suicide Can Save Lives" Poster

"How Speaking About Suicide Can Save Lives" Promotional Poster

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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" has been shown across North America as well as internationally. The film has placed as finalist in both the Oregon Documentary Short Film Festival as well as the Oregon Short Film Festival.

We're excited to continue to receive positive and meaningful feedback from viewers who find it both poignant and informative in how to speak more mindfully on the topic.

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