Its world suicide prevention day today and I would love if you took just a few minutes out of your day to think about those who have lost loved ones through suicide and indeed for those who are suffering from all kinds of mental illness and are in pain.
Please watch and share this amazing movie by Irish film director Graham Jones. It’s called DAVIN and it examines the reaction of an Irishman’s friends and family to the news of his suicide.
It has been made freely available online in 136 countries to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2014. Here Graham tells us a little bit about the making of the movie and what its really about:
“It’s a great idea to have a specific date every year when the issue of suicide is highlighted,” says Jones. “However, sometimes it feels as if the day just comes and goes without enough attention from those of us outside the support services. This small indie movie is a humble attempt as filmmakers, actors and musicians to send a message to anyone who may be at risk of entering this emotional space. You are not alone.”
Its Graham’s fifth feature film and has a large ensemble cast of Irish actors who feel it’s deeply important to draw attention to this issue.
David Murray, Frances Healy, Hazel Doupe, Fergus McDonagh, John Cronin, Derrick Devine, Marie Ruane, Amy Kirwan, Peadar Cox, Mel Ryan, Bríd Ní Chumhaill, David O’Sullivan, Vincent Moran, Valerie O’Connor, Liam Alex Heffron, Cormac McDonagh, Aisling McLaughlin, John Lovett, Michael Power, Aideen Wylde, Gail Fitzpatrick, Joe Mullins, Natalie Radmall-Quirke, Esther O’Moore-Donohoe, Karl Shiels, Norma Sheahan, Fiona Condon, Megan Riordan, Amy Conroy, Aenne Barr, Pat O’Donnell, Michael Ford Fitzgerald, Peter Smith, Eimear McVeigh, Tara Flynn, Janice Byrne, Frank Prendergast, Jennifer Laverty
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on September 10th every year, in order to provide international commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the globe. This year’s theme is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected’. The suggestion is that combating suicide requires connections on many levels: social, clinical and cultural
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