Facing Suicide

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Explore the crisis of suicide, including risk factors and prevention strategies.

FACING SUICIDE combines the poignant personal stories of people impacted by suicide with profiles of scientists at the forefront of research to reveal new insights into one of America’s most pressing mental health crises. Shining a light on this difficult topic can destigmatize suicide while revealing that there is help as well as hope for those at risk and their loved ones.

FACING SUICIDE was produced for Twin Cities PBS (TPT) & PBS by Barrat Media, 1904 Media and JWM Productions. Major support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Margaret …

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About Facing Suicide and How to Help

Each year tens of thousands of Americans take their own lives. There were more than 45,000 deaths by suicide in 2020 alone, and many more have thoughts of suicide.

FACING SUICIDE, a new documentary from Twin Cities PBS narrated by Josh Charles, investigates this tragic and urgent health care challenge. From the Flathead Indian Reservation to Midwest rural farming communities, FACING SUICIDE reveals the stories of those impacted by suicide and explores how suicide touches everyone.

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