Premiere Screening: After A Suicide: Moving Past Why

September 14, 2017



  “An evening of conversation, community and renewal for survivors of a loved one’s suicide”

Mood Disorders of Manitoba (MDAM) is hosting the premier screening of the documentary After A Suicide:  Moving Past Why by well-known and respected writer/director Leona Krahn on September 12th at 7:30 P.M. at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street.

The film, to be shown at 8 P.M., shares the story of grieving family members, how they dealt with the initial loss, the road to recovery and their ultimate reaching out to other survivors. A long time in the making this film of exploration reflects Leona’s experiences with several suicides of friends and acquaintances and sheds light on the pain surrounding a suicide.

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

The film will be followed by a question and answer panel lead by Amber Skrabek. Joining her will be Bonnie Bricker and Judy Dunn, both mothers who have lost their sons to suicide and have dedicated their lives to awareness and suicide prevention. There will be easily recognized MDAM peer support volunteers on hand if people would like to share after the film. The evening will be one of hope and healing for survivors, their families, friends and acquaintances – anyone who cares about preventing suicide in our community.

Mood Disorders of Manitoba is a self- help organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy for those living with a mood disorder, mood disorders and co-occurring disorders, or other mental health concerns, throughout the province of Manitoba.  We offer peer to peer support by way of telephone, drop-ins and weekly group sessions. Our mission is Helping Ourselves, Helping Others.  Last year we helped 95,000 people.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Charlotte Sytnyk, Director of Development at 204-942-8715.

Leona Krahn’s documentary Life After Suicide: Moving Past Why screened September 12 and received media coverage from many outlets including the Winnipeg Free Press. The film also screens at St. Jean Brebeuf Church this evening at 7 PM and on CBC Absolutely Manitoba tomorrpw Saturday, September 30 at 7 PM. It previously screened on The Documentary Channel on September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day.

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