Samaritans: You Are Not Alone Docutmentary
Produced by Randy Barth
Mental health organizations come together with Suffolk University to raise awareness about vital suicide prevention services
Tuesday, November 3
7PM - 8PM
C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple St. (behind the Statehouse) Boston, MA
To purchase tickets ($7.50) click here: samaritanshope.org/Documentary
Play the movie trailer:
After months of filming, a documentary titled “Samaritans: You are Not Alone” will be publically released on November 3rd in Boston at Suffolk University’s C. Walsh Theater. The film focuses on the lifesaving suicide prevention work by the local organization, Samaritans, Inc., and was produced in conjunction with the New Hampshire-based mental health nonprofit, Keep Sound Minds (KSM) and the Honce Oui Media Group. KSM also provided the funding to make this film possible.
The documentary features many who have been touched by Samaritans’ services, from attempt survivors, those who have lost a loved one to suicide, and Samaritans’ volunteers. Watching it, even Samaritans’ staff members were moved to tears.
I just watched the documentary and I have no words. It's incredible - honestly it's a beautiful tribute to everything that Samaritans does and provides for the community, to the people that Samaritans has helped, and to the people that Samaritans has helped to honor.
A powerful and on-time film. Finally discussing the very real and far too common yet rarely talked about topic of depression, suicide and suffering. As a survivor of sibling suicide and seeing firsthand the torment and unbearable suffering, I can relate to so many of the feelings; guilt, shame and what if's that are shared. This film speaks to the truth about becoming more proactive regarding mental health and suicide.
The statistics in the opening sequence are staggering. And what’s especially profound is that the info that follows shows that suicide is preventable and that each of us can have a direct impact on these numbers. We can have an impact on the life of someone who’s in despair, someone who likely doesn’t want to die but doesn’t see a way out of the pain. Thanks to this film.