Last year, America lost over 38,000 citizens to suicide.[i] If we consider the 1 + 4 model, that one person deeply and intimately affects the lives of 4 people closest to them – family members, friends, colleagues – this loss is shattering. Suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst teenagers and young adults.[ii] […]Read more "Background, Part I"
There are two conflicts depicted in Power of One: Preventing Suicide in America, and they both begin with the letter “S” — Suicide and Stigma. And these are old conflicts, historical conflicts. So we’re going to use history to help resolve them. Suicide is not a new phenomenon. But it is a very sensitive subject […]Read more "The “S” Conflicts"
Power of One: Preventing Suicide in America is a feature documentary and outreach effort that shares the stories of people at the forefront of preventing suicide — advocates, surviving friends and family, and those who pivoted from the brink, woven with insights by doctors, experts and public officials — to show how we are all connected, not […]Read more "Power of One Intro Video"
We’ve launched our Intro Video and IndieGogo Campaign! I’m honored to share this project with you. POWER OF ONE is a feature documentary, outreach and essay project about suicide and suicide prevention in America. I started this journey in 2012 with a focus on military service members, family members and veterans after meeting and interviewing Kacey Eppinette, wife […]Read more "IndieGoGo Campaign"
When I tell people about Power of One, many lean in and whisper, “I know someone who died by suicide.” Or, “I don’t tell many people this, but I have (or have experienced) depression too.” And I wonder: Why are we whispering? I believe we must talk about suicide aloud because America is on a precipice. Nearly […]Read more "Why Are We Whispering?"
Why are we here? We believe that everyone has the power to make a profound difference in the world we live in. We want to make a positive impact in people’s lives, and we use the power of story to make this impact. What is Power of One? It’s a philosophy, a project and a […]Read more "Thanks for visiting our project blog!"