About HERE ONE DAY
Thank you for visiting the Here One Day blog! I created this site to share information about my latest documentary, which, thanks for our many generous funders and donors, is now FINISHED!
Here’s a brief description of the film:
When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into the apartment she grew up in after her mother committed suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had recorded about every aspect of her life from the challenges of her marriage to a State Senator, to her son’s estrangement, to her struggles with bi-polar disorder. Playing like a Greek tragedy, HERE ONE DAY is a bracing, visually arresting, emotionally candid film about a woman coping with mental illness, her relationships with her family, and the ripple effects of her suicide on those she loved.
These stories beg for increased public discourse. It is part of my mission with this film to reduce stigma, foster understanding and improve current policies surrounding mental health awareness, mental health care, and suicide awareness and prevention.
Watch our trailer below.
Click below to catch a sneak peek of a scene we recently cut.
Please, share your stories with us.
Whether it’s by posting a comment or emailing me directly. We will soon feature a page dedicated to sharing your experiences. Ending our silence is a crucial part of mitigating the isolation many families feel. We need to talk more openly about our experiences to help raise awareness about these issues, to change public perception of the mentally ill, to help others to get help and to bring more funding to research and other public resources.
In 2010, depression became the number one disability in the world according to the World Health Organization. Over 10 million people in America are affected by bipolar disorder. The National Mental Health Association reports that 30%-70% of suicide victims have suffered from a form of depression. Every 14 minutes someone dies by suicide. It remains the 11th leading cause of death in this country.
Here’s a great way to show your support for those effected by these issues! Please, read on.
Help us by spreading the word or making a donation to our Community Screening Initiative. My ultimate goal with the film is to reach audiences through theatrical release, television broadcasts, film festivals, educational distribution, and grassroots community screenings. To request a screening please click on the link at the top of this page!
Visit this blog for special features and updates on raising mental health awareness and suicide awareness and prevention. Plus, you’ll find forums where individuals can post their own stories, comments, photographs and videos. Together, we can build a virtual community of support around the themes of suicide, mental illness, motherhood and loss. Please join us.
Whether it’s by reading the blog, spreading the word, or making a donation, I greatly appreciate your support!
With all my gratitude,