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LET YOUR FILM DO THE TALKING
Jeanette Rourke, Ron Bambridge
"No one is immune - Globally, close to 800,000 people die from suicide every year. That is one person every forty seconds and we don’t talk about it.
Our aim is to break that silence.
When a life is lost to suicide, what part, do each of us play?
Sangeeta Mahajan, a Consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation, lost her only son, Saagar, to suicide.
On the day of Saagars suicide, Sangeeta started to write a blog, a blog she wrote every day for 1000 Days.
Saagar sat on a bench at the station for, over two hours before putting himself under a train, despite clearly being distressed, not a single person, reached out.
The moment his body was on the tracks, the camera’s came out to - TWEET!
This film, which pays tribute to this remarkable young man, is also a ‘call to arms’. What can ‘each one of us’ do, to lift the taboo of silence and talk about suicide. How can a Mother survive the unsurvivable?
As a society, what have we become?
When a life is lost to suicide, what part, do each of us play and can a Mother survive the unsurvivable? The loss of an only son. Explored via a blog written by a grieving mother for a 1000 Days