Based on the experiences of teenagers, as told by teenagers, this program discusses the myths about suicide, warning signs, and ways that may help prevent a friend or loved one from taking his or her life. With its honest look at how young people really feel, and why, including material from actual cases, "Dead Serious" has the power to move viewers and stimulate discussion. "Attractive, well-produced ... and crammed full of information."— Voice of Youth Advocates. Based on the book by Jane Mersky Leder. Produced by MTI Film & Video.
CINE Golden Eagle
Grade Levels: 7 to Adult
American, Columbus International Film Festivals
National Council on Family Relations
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