Carla Fine

Author, No Time to Say Goodbye:
Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One 

“We need to break the silence surrounding suicide and this is what Ruth’s film does both eloquently and brillantly.  She is able to use the story of her mother’s suicide and its effect not only on her but also her entire family to explore the myriad of emotions that follow death by suicide.”

Tracy Grandstaff

SVP, Creative Director, Original Production,
NBC Entertainment

“Ruth and I met 27 years ago working at MTV. Her expertise and talent as a storyteller stems from her intuitive ability to find the depth and heart of every person’s story. Her natural empathy and curiosity allow conversations to open and let everyone speak their own truth. She is a ‘go to’ creative visionary for human-interest programming.”

Dawnel De Rubeis

Mrs. US America Intl

“I met Ruth a few years ago through volunteering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I have come to know her story and relate to her loss. Her openness and honesty about the healing process is incredibly inspiring and so needed for society to understand the magnitude of a suicide loss. “

Brian Shiers, CMF, MA Psychology

Mindfulness Facilitator, UCLA MARC

“Ruth Golden has been a friend as well as a Mindfulness student for several years. I’ve witnessed her astonishing bravery and honesty in sharing her struggles in life. With her courage to speak the unspoken truths of her family’s past, she has become renewed in the present, bringing her characteristic humor and gritty realism to suicide and the costs on those left behind.”

Kevin Mackall

Executive Creative Director, The JED Foundation

“One of the most effective ways of reducing the shame and judgement surrounding mental illness and suicide is through the positve contact model of sharing lived experience.  Stories like Ruth’s are of paramount importance to create a shorthand for us  to connect the conversation and have empathy and understanding of one another.  The potential for raising awareness and saving the lives of individuals at risk via The Silent Goldens is great.”