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LELAN is holding a screening of Care not Treatment as part of our 2021 Mental Health Month activities. This film was a core component of LElAN’s Learning from Lived Experience (LfLE) Suicide Prevention Project in 2020.

Through the LfLE Project lived and living experience insights and solution ideas for improving community, service and system responses to suicide distress and crisis were gathered in video and written form. We wanted to know what helped, what harmed and what could be done better.

This specific focus was chosen as the lived experience community frequently tell us that service responses in times of crisis are inadequate, and even compound the distress they are experiencing. The film centers the lives and wisdom of eleven people who have been personally impacted by suicide distress and crisis. They generously share their experiences so that the broader voice, influence and leadership of people with lived experience may collectively drive the changes we so desperately need.

This screening is available free to anyone in the community with an interest in understanding suicide and how to best support people from the perspective of people who have lived it.

The film will run for approximately 38 minutes with an additional 30 minutes panel featuring people interviewed in the film and Project Advisory Group members.

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