September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to shine a spotlight on this huge and growing problem throughout America. Prior to the pandemic, rates were on the rise and at the highest since WWII, according to the CDC. The multiple dire crises our nation is currently engulfed in Is making this crisis even worse. Since 2015, my volunteer work in suicide awareness has kept me busy all month, manning resource tables at various events, and speaking at fundraisers. With The Silent Goldens documentary is well underway, even more opportunities have opened up for me to discuss my story, the film, and my mission to get people talking. Since everything is on Zoom now, I’ve put together this newsletter to invite you to catch me when you can on “tour!” Events are free.
5th Annual USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Suicide Prevention Conference
Saturday, September 26
Over 250 attended in person last year, so you can help make those numbers go up for my talk. Make my ratings golden! And I’ve got new clips from the filmed conversations to premiere.
Every Wednesday in September (2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
A virtual reading series featuring one original short play on the topic of suicide each wee
I will be participating in the talk-backs after the readings as a volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More information here.
ALSO IN RUTH NEWS
New interview about how risk taking has played a role in my career published on the web magazine ShoutOut LA!
New Talking About Suicide Loss With… interviews coming this month!
We are still gratefully, happily, beseechingly, accepting donations to help us finish this film by this time next year! Every dollar makes a difference and every donation is offered a credit in memorial to a loved one lost to suicide.