Academy Award-winning film makers chat w/ #SPSM about upcoming #Suicide documentary

#SPSM is thrilled to bring you this week’s guest experts, Lisa Klein and Doug Blush, award winning film makers who use their media talents to raise public awareness about mental illness. Many of you know that Lisa brought her team to #AAS14 to get footage of people with lived experience, as well as experts in Suicidology. Their team is using media bring suicide out of the shadows of stigma, and onto the center stage of our global public health conversation. They will be chatting with #SPSM on Sunday, 9pm CST, about their latest project, “The S Word.”

The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.

Watch a trailer for “The S Word” below, and also check out the trailer for their documentary on Bipolar Disorder, “Of Two Minds,” which you can watch on Netflix! If you like what you see, be sure to give it a good rating. You can find the project on Facebook here:

doug and lisa

Lisa Klein – Director – Lisa co-directed, Of Two Minds (2012), a journey into the lives of remarkable people living, struggling, and triumphing with bipolar disorder. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the United Film Festival, a SAMHSA VOICE Award, and an EIC Prism Award for best documentary. Doug Blush – Supervising Editor/Producer – Doug is an award-winning editor, producer and director whose credits include editor of WORDPLAY (2006), OUTRAGE (2009 Emmy Nominee), OF TWO MINDS (2012), THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary), IF YOU BUILD IT (2013), and 20 FEET FROM STARDOM (2013 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary).

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2 Responses to Academy Award-winning film makers chat w/ #SPSM about upcoming #Suicide documentary

  1. Mixtape Master Jip-C says:

    Reblogged this on Ye Olde Bipolar Blog and commented:
    If anyone has not seen Of Two Minds, it’s available on Netflix. This is also great for people who want to know what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder.

    They are currently working on a documentary called The S Word. No one has ever really made anything that I know of that speaks to survivors of attempts and the stigma that comes with it.

  2. Mixtape Master Jip-C says:

    I am so grateful that you a making this film. I dont believe anyone has ever done this before and also focused on the stigma behind it.

    I saw Of Two Minds on Netflix and it was the best documentary I’ve ever seen about bipolar disorder.

    I have bipolar disorder and am a suicide survivor as well. So…thank you so much for your hard work.

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