Drawing inspiration from my memoir, Give Sorrow Words, I collaborated with the talented Faduchi Group, based in Burlington, Ontario, to create a short mental health awareness video. Using music, photographic images and the spoken word, ‘A letter to Daniel’ illustrates the emotional pain of depression and the brutality of losing a loved one to suicide.
As you watch this video I hope you recognize that we all have a role in reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. I hope you will also understand the consequences of living with untreated depression and the overwhelming grief that ensues in the wake of such senseless loss. What began as a series of beautiful images of my son, Daniel has transformed into a powerful message that has the potential to change the direction of someone’s life.
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