October 3, 2018 / Modified oct 3, 2018 5:51 p.m.

The Conversation That America is Not Having Over "The S Word"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tips from Tucsonans on boosting your mental wellness; and critic David Bianculli talks about the evolution that helped make today's TV terrific.

the s word hero Lisa Klein's documentary about surviving suicide, "The S Word".

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Talking about "The S Word"

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Featured on the October 4th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Suicide is now regarded as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Mark talks to Lisa J. Klein, the filmmaker behind The S Word, a documentary about how survivors are confronting the suicide epidemic, including straight talk from those who found reasons to choose life over death.


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Lisa Klein's film The S Word will screen in Tucson at the Loft Cinema next Wednesday, October 10th, at 7 pm. A Q&A session with members of Tucson’s mental health community follows the film.

If you need help, NAMI is available at 520-622-6000 / 1-866-495-6735 / The Hope Incorporated Warm Line: 520-770-9909 / Community Crisis Line: 866.495.6735


NAMI Spot 2 Dionisio de la Viña, one of the NAMI volunteers, discusses how building a book club for readers interested in mental, health developed into a community as well. (PHOTO: AZPM )

Listen to a longer version of Mark McLemore talking with David Bianculli about the evolution of TV storytelling:

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David Bianculli visits Tucson March 7th & 8th as part of the Tucson Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee's 22nd Annual Book & Author Events, a fundraising effort on behalf of research into neurological disorders.


The platinum hero Image from the cover of The Platinum Age of Television, by David Bianculli. (PHOTO: Courtesy Knopf Doubleday)

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