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Reject - Social Rejection and the Science of Belonging
A scientific and solution-oriented look at the roots of bullying and violent behavior. Using brain imaging (fMRI) and a simple ball-tossing game, researchers demonstrate that the brain looks as though it is in actual physical pain when people are rejected,…
2 videos
Some Girls - A Journey of Self Discovery for Latina Girls
This feature documentary follows a group of troubled Latina teens from a Bronx-based suicide prevention program who are transformed by an exploration of their roots via the use of ancestral DNA testing, followed by a trip to the Dominican Republic.…
Emma Wants To Live - One Young Woman's Deadly Struggle with Anorexia
When she was only 18, Emma began filming her own struggle with anorexia all the way to her death. She knew the film would end in one of two ways: either about recovery from a low point, or about the…
The Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure; a symbol of San Francisco, the West, freedom - and something more, something spiritual, something words cannot describe. Director Eric Steel and his crew spent an entire year focusing on the Bridge.…
The Departure - The Life of an Unconventional Monk
Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to…
Kate Plays Christine - An Actress Prepares for the Role of a Lifetime
In July 1974, 29-year-old television host Christine Chubbuck went on air in Sarasota, Florida for her morning talk show "Suncoast Digest," looked into the camera and shot herself on live TV. The incident became a national news story and is…
Here One Day - A Family Copes with Mental Illness
When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home after her mother's suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had…
The Suicide Plan
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
You have an incurable illness, you want to die, and you want help dying - what can you do? People who are terminally ill and live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the…
Shallow Waters - The Public Death of Raymond Zack
How does a mentally ill person drown himself in a few feet of water on a crowded Memorial Day beach? A tall, middle-aged, fully dressed man walks up to his shoulders into the cold shallow waters of San Francisco Bay;…
Disorders Associated with Psychosis
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
Disorders Associated with Mood Disturbance
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
Disorders Associated with Anxiety
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
The Joy of Life
Multitalented performance artist Harriet "Harry" Dodge (By Hook or By Crook, Cecil B. Demented) brings to life this innovative story of a butch dyke in San Francisco searching for love and self-discovery. Against a backdrop of stunning landscape cinematography, this…
When War Comes Home - American Veterans Adjust to Life Back Home
Three soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) share their stories of coping with these devastating invisible wounds of war. Now back home from Iraq and Afghanistan, they face the toughest battle of their lives -…
The Darkness of Day
The Darkness of Day is a haunting meditation on suicide. It is comprised entirely of found 16mm footage that had been discarded. The sadness, the isolation, and the desire to escape are recorded on film in various contexts. Voice-over readings…
A Life Worth Living - Suicide Prevention in Native American and First Nations Communities
Today, there are aboriginal communities across the country that are making a difference. "A Life Worth Living" looks at the suicide issue amongst First Nations from a historical and cultural perspective and presents positive examples of native-run programs. We see…
Other Disorders
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
2 videos
Our Brother James
Australia has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. The suicide rate in men under twenty-five has tripled in the last thirty years, and young men in rural and remote communities are particularly vulnerable. This reality has…
The Choice of a Lifetime - Returning From the Brink of Suicide
Six people, ages 21 to 73, share the circumstances that led them to the brink of suicide, what stopped them, and the different ways each found to transform and heal their lives. A suicide attempt is made every minute in…
Suicide Examined
Episode 17 of Death, Dying, and the Afterlife
In the last half-century, suicide rates have increased nearly 60% worldwide. This is your opportunity to investigate ways to think about this stigmatized subject. You'll examine what great philosophers and holy books say about suicide, and consider the numerous factors…