August 12, 2014

The suicide of Robin Williams is tragic. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and to all of us. A tremendous loss. My day is filled with a mix of sadness which makes me want to just sit and cry and a rage and agency to do 100 times the amount of work with Here One...

June 26, 2014

I made Here One Day because I needed to tell this story of my family, my mother’s mental health and the ways in which my family coped and then survived after my mother’s suicide at age 63. I began the film in 2004, nine years after my mother died, not knowing exactly w...

November 5, 2012

We are finally able to share news of a profound honor that we could never have achieved without you. Thank you for your tremendous generosity and support. We are now requesting your help to make the promise of this incredible achievement real.

HERE ONE DAY has been sele...

August 17, 2012

Hello everyone and happy summer!

I write to you from my family’s house in the Adirondacks where I am spending much appreciated time soaking up the outdoors with my family. I’m also writing grants in my ‘kid-less’ moments to raise the final funds to complete editing on H...

May 17, 2012

This week officially marks the half-way point of Mental Health Month.

Founded by Mental Health America in 1949, this years themes “Do More for 1 in 4″ and “Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds,” focus on the impact of traumatic events on individuals and communities.  It ce...

March 12, 2012

We’re recognizing Brain Awareness Week (BAW) March 12 – 18 as the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in NYC sponsors the week every March and unites the efforts of partner...

December 12, 2011

While many of us of are shifting into high gear for the holidays, a family in Texas will be dealing with the devastation of loss. Suicide appeared in headlines nationwide again last month after 18-year-old Joaquin Luna took his own life the day after Thanksgiving.

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November 5, 2011

This weekend, check outImpugning Impunity: A Human Rights Documentary Film Series. My friends Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis made the film Granito: How to Nail a Dictator which is part of the series, and my DP, Kirsten Johnson has highly recommended Nostalgia For the Li...

October 11, 2011

 

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. This year’s theme is “Investing in Mental Health.” According to the World Health Organization, “The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion, and treatment services. The treatment gap fo...

September 9, 2011

AN AMAZING NEW FIND!

We’re moving full steam ahead in the edit room, cutting down our rough version and adding a new element: my mother’s voice! I recently found several hours of audiotapes that she recorded. Now she gets to speak about her own experience!

WORLD SUI...

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