Anschutz Medical Campus to screen documentary featuring Sue Klebold
Date: August 21, 2019
The screening of American Tragedy: Love is Not Enough, a new documentary that follows Sue Klebold’s journey from realizing her son was one of the Columbine Shooters to her becoming a mental health advocate will occur on August 30. The film includes suicide loss survivors’ stories and professionals all agreeing on a need for a major paradigm shift away from reliance on therapy for mental illnesses toward a more proactive, universal approach to mental wellness.
Indeed, as Klebold concludes, it was not love that was missing in her son’s life; it was an ability to cope with despair and suicidality. This topic is particularly urgent given that suicide is the leading cause of death for Coloradans between the ages of 10 and 24. Since 2006, suicides have risen 70% and mental illnesses 52%. Status quo is not working.
American Tragedy has been accepted into the Heartland International Film Festival, an academy award qualifying film festival.
Screenings of American Tragedy: Love is Not Enough, will be at 5 p.m. and 7:10 on Friday, August 30 at the Anschutz Medical Campus Theater, 13121 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, and will be followed by a discussion with Matt Mishkind, Sarah Davidon, Suicide loss survivor moms and Katherine Sellery and Lisa Sabey, the producer of the film.
For more information or to attend the screening, contact producer Lisa Sabey at 720-989-5624
Originally appeared in The Villager.