Pittsburgh Filmmaker Explores Suicide and Mental Illness

Kathy Leichter, documentary filmmaker and former WQED Associate Producer, is sharing her story about mental health and the stigma surrounding suicide through film. Her award winning film, "Here One Day," documents Leichter's journey as she comes to terms with her mother's suicide ten years after it happened. Leichter's film reveals to the audience that it is never too late to start the healing process and helps individuals understand the suffering and pain that individuals who suffer from mental illness may face.

Making "Here One Day" really allowed me to grieve in a different way. I still had these other layers that I really had to get to, and the film helped me to do that. You know, the film created all this space for me to have conversations with my family that I had never had before, and now, seeing the film and speaking openly about my family's experience has really, I can't say fully liberated me, I don't think liberation is quite the right word, but it's transformed me. -Kathy Leichter

You can listen to her full interview with WESA's Paul Guggenheime here.  And join Contemporary Craft for the Pittsburgh screening of "Here One Day" on Monday, February 22nd at Rodef Shalom. A Q&A and reception with the director will follow.

TICKETS: $10 online; $12 at the door

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