Based on a true story, The Grizzlies is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in a small Arctic community. In 1998, first-time teacher Russ Sheppard (Ben Schnetzer) moves north for a job at a local school in Kugluktuk, a town struggling with one of the highest suicide rates in North America. With […]
This short documentary follows a group therapy workshop for people who have attempted to end their lives more than once. A hybrid of vérité and animation, the film is a candid portrayal of 12 people who together, for 20 weeks, take on their fears, their behaviours and their ghosts to move towards life and away […]
In Adolescent Boys Who Are Suicidal, David A. Jobes demonstrates his integrative, problem-solving approach to working with male adolescents who have contemplated or attempted suicide. Preliminary research suggests that although men and male adolescents are more likely to complete suicide compared to females, there is evidence to suggest clinical success if they are engaged in […]
A powerful and emotional exploration of the experiences of a family forced to deal with the tragedy of schizophrenia in a loved one: not once, but twice. The Martini family of Calgary lived through the turmoil of losing their youngest son Ben to Schizophrenia and eventually suicide, only to discover six years later that a […]
A victim of childhood violence and neglect, Tony Kalluk spent half of his first forty years in jail or on probation. He was angry, violent; he attempted “suicide by police” but was only shot in the leg. Later something changed; he returned home to Clyde River, became a counselor to others in distress, and started […]
Eleven young volunteers undergo some of the nation₂s most rigorous training to become volunteer counselors in a suicide hotline call center at Headquarters, a crisis center since the early 70’s, and legendary for its level of commitment through volunteer counseling. Learning how to listen with empathy and without judging proves harder and more taxing than […]
A must-have resource for parents, therapists, counselors, teachers and school administrators, members of the clergy, and anyone wishing to understand support children grieving a death. Includes bonus material on telling children about a death, their emotions and behaviors at different ages and stages of development, the role of kids at funerals, and more.
This DVD explores how three individuals experienced loss when someone close to them died and traces how their grief changed with the passage of time.
Shows names (indigenous and common) and locations of Native American nations.
A 50-minute research-based documentary that answers the research question ÒWhat is the experience of living and transforming with loss for mothers whose babies died?Ó The mothers articulated their descriptions eloquently, describing the suffering of the loss of their baby while creating rituals of remembrance and celebrating the baby as a treasured family member. They appreciated […]
Cobain – Montage of Heck invites you to experience Kurt’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully-authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s […]
An upbeat presentation on a topic that will affect everyone whether it’€™s the loss of the family’€™s pet, of a family member or a friend. Children talk candidly about how they perceive death and the attempts to derail the idea that death is gloom and doom are quite successful. A frank discussion of the topic […]
The DVD ” is a window into the lives of 6 grieving teens who attended peer support groups at The Dougy Center. The DVD and 12-page companion guide provide insight to the thoughts, feelings and changes that teens often experience. The DVD and guide are a resource for training purposes.”
This video is comprised of three vignettes that explore situations where someone notices suicide warning signs from a friend and asks the question, ‘Are you thinking of killing yourself?’
Looks at the suicide issue amongst First Nations from a historical and cultural perspective and presents positive examples of native-run programs. Shows aboriginal groups who incorporate traditional teachings and cultural values, raise suicide awareness through a cross-country walk, create youth programs and training-the-trainer workshops.
This documentary examines the personal journey of Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a deeper understanding of the suicide and mental illness that have afflicted so many of her family members. Intimate verité footage and raw, emotional interviews with Mariel and her daughter are interwoven with rarely seen archival […]
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