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A suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of courage, insight and humor. Along the way, she discovers a rising national movement transforming personal struggles into action.


THE S WORD is a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face on a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed. The film gives a platform to those with lived experience - people who have attempted to take their own lives and survived to tell their stories. Capturing personal revelations and surprising moments of humor, it opens a door on this most taboo of subjects through the eyes of the people who have been there and are now committed to preventing others from getting to that edge.


Attempt survivor Dese’Rae Stage, sets out to find fellow survivors and share their stories and portraits with the world. While pursuing her vision, she discovers a vibrant community of other attempt survivors who we meet through her unique lens.


Within this unique and personal approach, THE S WORD takes an intimate look at the lives of these survivors and their loved ones and records their candid and profoundly emotional stories of hope and survival.