Suicide and Me

Sometimes, the simplest things can save a life.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia attempts to take their own life. In SUICIDE AND ME, three young suicide survivors confront the stigma by revealing why they attempted and ultimately, how they found hope. As their powerful stories unfold, a team of suicide hotline operators work through the night to help people survive their most desperate hour. Sometimes, the simplest things can save a life.

Festival Screenings: INPUT 2014

Awards & Nominations:

  • Australian Director’s Guild Awards 2014 – Winner – Best direction in a Documentary (standalone)

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Director – Corrie Chen
Writer – Michelle Law
Producer – Jiao Chen
Broadcast date: Wednesday 4th December, 9.30pm on ABC2.

The film received an overwhelmingly positive response from the suicide prevention sector. Several prominent organisations including Lifeline, Suicide Prevention Australia, RU OK Day, Beyond Blue, SANE Australia, Young and Well CRC and Soften The F*ck Up publicly endorsed the project on their social networks and played a key role in the film’s word of mouth promotion. On the night of its first broadcast, the film became the number one trending topic on Twitter in Australia, and the number one trending video on Reddit worldwide. It generated a significant amount of discussion around the issues highlighted in the film. 

Here are some news articles triggered by this outstanding response: