September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and a good time to spread the message behind The Silent Goldens documentary – conversation around suicide must be normalized. It is an instrument of helping and healing. So here are some Ruth and documentary related tidbits to mark the day:
September 11 and September 18 I will be representing the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for A Light In Dark Places, a series of short plays about suicide and hope at The Stella Adler Acting Academy theater, which I’ve been involved with for the last five years. Yes, me on stage at Stella Adler for the 4th year running! If you are in LA come see me! Tickets here.
My 3rd guest spot on Wife of the Party podcast with LeeAnn Kreischer, wife of comedian Bert Kreischer was just posted. I shared the spotlight with Kelly O’Malley, founder of A Light In Dark Places, the play series mentioned above. Over 1200 views in two days!
My 2nd guest spot on the Wife of the Party podcast went up a month ago. It was just me and LeeAnn chatting about numerous topics, the primary one being The Silent Goldens. It’s had over 1400 views so far!
More to come! It’s a busy month. Never-before-seen clips to premiere, and new Talking About Suicide Loss With… YouTube segments with cast and crew from A Light in Dark Places. I’m also about to launch a new fundraising campaign to fill out our post-production budget so we can finish by Spring 2022!
The International Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which founded World Suicide Prevention Day and Month has great information and resources on their website!