Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  18 minutes
Date:  2013
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Color/BW:  Color
Closed captioning available
Interactive transcript available
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Toward Daylight

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Tells the stories of five people struggling to cope with the suicide of a loved one or their own suicide attempt.

Toward Daylight

Suicide crosses all human boundaries and alters the lives of everyone involved. While the help of a friend may be a phone call away, people in deep isolation have difficulty reaching out, often because they feel guilty and ashamed of their situation. TOWARD DAYLIGHT kindles the hope necessary for the living to face, and move on from, the pain and loss of suicide.

TOWARD DAYLIGHT combines the stories of five individuals struggling to cope with a variety of suicidal incidences. Some are finding hope after being abandoned in the most tragic way, while others have lived through their own attempt and are rebuilding a healthier life. Their stories are unique, but each person faces the difficulty of achieving a full recovery because of the anger, guilt, and stigma surrounding suicide.

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**Best Documentary Short, 2011 Directors Circle of Shorts


Main credits

Bird, Barbara (Barbara O.) (Producer)
Bird, Barbara (Barbara O.) (Director)

Distributor credits

A film by Barbara Bird

Docuseek2 subjects

Suicide and Suicide Prevention
Psychology and Mental Health
Grief and Recovery
Guidance and Counseling
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Therapy

Distributor subjects

Death and Dying
Family Relations
Health Care Issues
Mental Health
Suicide Prevention


suicide; suicide prevention; depression; bipolar; bi-polar; Psychiatry; Psychology; loss; grief; recovery; support; Community; Mental health; Public health; death and dying; documentary; film; video; DVD; "Toward Daylight"; Fanlight Films;

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