METROFOCUS: September 13, 2022

MetroFocus | September 13, 2022

“FACING SUICIDE”: NEW PBS INITIATIVE INVESTIGATES ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST URGENT HEALTH CRISES 

Suicide is a leading cause of death impacting virtually every demographic with 130 Americans dying every day.  The new PBS documentary and impact campaign, “Facing Suicide,” is pushing to destigmatize this public health crisis.  Tonight, the steps we can take to help those in crisis and save lives.  Plus, what is being done to prevent suicide among currently and formerly incarcerated people, an issue The WNET Group explores as part of this initiative in “Learning to Live: The Resilient Path After Prison.”  Joining us for this crucially important conversation are James Barrat, director of the PBS documentary “Facing Suicide”; Stephen Thomas, who is featured in “Learning to Live” and discusses his lived suicide experience while incarcerated; and Dr. Juan Rios, a licensed psychotherapist also featured in the film.

If you are thinking of suicide or are in emotional crisis, please call or text 988, or chat www.988Lifeline.org (@988Lifeline) for free, confidential support 24/7.

 

Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.