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Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee screens the S Word documentary about suicide
Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee is a multi-agency committee dedicated to fostering hope and promoting awareness and understanding to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. The Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee is comprised of community members and community agencies/organizations.

In support of this important work, the committee is hosting a free public film screening and discussion to promote awareness and understanding to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. The documentary, “The S Word” is a film that changes the way people talk about suicide.

“Many of us know someone who has been touched by suicide. This film transforms the stories of survivors and their experiences into action.  Speaking the word suicide is not the problem, rather it’s the silence that often surrounds it.  We hope that by viewing the film, everyone will be encouraged to support others and start the conversation that it’s okay to talk about suicide,” says Leona Wright, acting director of mental health, crisis and addiction services for Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority(RHA).

The film puts a human face on the often feared and misunderstood topic of suicide and delves into the hearts and minds of suicide attempt survivors, along with the families and loved ones who are left behind to suffer in anguish, guilt and confusion after a death by suicide.

The free screening is open to the public and takes place at the Gaynor Family Regional Library at 806 Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 pm.

Staff from Interlake-Eastern RHA mental health services will be present throughout the event. Please be advised that content of this film may contain sensitive themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

S Word
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