I have added a link to my article written in the spring of 2016 that is published in a specially edited version for inclusion on the website for the new documentary “The S Word,” soon to be released by filmmaker Lisa Klein with her husband, producer, Doug Blush. The documentary is about suicide and the survivors of suicide attempts, of which I am one. The web site displays stories of suicide. I am pleased that the filmmakers have include my piece. This article relates how I returned to my university 51 years after I made a serious suicide attempt that nearly ended my life and how I found closure to a time in my life, which was not happy.
I am not included in the film. I was featured in the first film by Lisa and Doug on significant Mental Health issues, “Of Two Minds.” This film about Bipolar Disorder added to our society’s understanding of the condition that often leads to suicide. The “S” word will remove the silence, which which generally surrounds this great problem and promote more understanding of “WHY”