New Irish movie examines impact of suicide on family and friends

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Special thanks to Network faithful Graham Jones for sharing his latest film with us. The fifth feature from Graham Jones, award-winning Irish film director, 'Davin', examines the reaction of an Irishman’s friends and family to the news of his suicide. It is being made freely available online in 136 countries in advance of World Suicide Prevention Day 2014.

The movie features a large ensemble cast of Irish actors who feel it’s deeply important to draw attention to this issue.

  • '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.'

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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