HERE ONE DAY team recognizes National Suicide Prevention Week

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 SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, the culmination of National Suicide Prevention week, an entire week of awareness-raising activities and activism.

Here are several websites you can go to to read more:

AFSP.org

American Association of Suicidology

HealthyMinds.org

Flash Mob Raises Awareness for Suicide Prevention Week

I am honored every day to be telling my family’s story in

HERE ONE DAY.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) reports that more than 36,000 people died by suicide in 2009, making it the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.

With the suicide rate in this country trending upward, there is a greater urgency to do more.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Attend one of the World Suicide events tomorrow.

  • Honor the 10th Anniversary r 9/11 and the many families that experienced traumatic loss and lasting physical and psychological health problems related to the attacks.

  • Help us to finish HERE ONE DAY! We’re on a mission to get this film out into the world as son as possible to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. Your tax-deductible donation to our FINISH THE FILM campaign can be made here.

The AFSP also offers these ways to show your support this week:

1. Take a moment to learn about suicide risk factors and warning signs.

2. Join AFSP’s Field Advocate Program and work with the Foundation to make suicide prevention a national priority. Click here to sign up to be an advocate.

3. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, please know you are not alone. For resources visit www.afsp.org/survivingsuicideloss.

4. International Survivors of Suicide Day is Nov. 19. There will be nearly 300 healing conferences around the world. To find a conference site near you or watch the program online, visit www.afsp.org/survivorday.

5. Register for an Out of the Darkness Community Walk at OutOfTheDarkness.org. AFSP will be holding more than 250 community walks across the country to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention.

You’ll hear more news from me next month about our upcoming screening at the APA’s IPS Meeting in San Francisco!

Please stay tuned and stay in touch. We are always delighted to hear from you!

With gratitude,

Kathy and the HERE ONE DAY Production team

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