JFilm Looks At Mental Illness With Doc ‘Here One Day’

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On February 22nd, JFilm and ReelAbilities will present a screening of Here One Day, a documentary about one woman’s struggle to understand her late mother’s mental illness.

When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home after her mother’s 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. Here One Day is a 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.

Here One Day will screen at 7 p.m. at the Rodef Shalom Synagogue. A discussion and reception with Leichter regarding mental health and suicide, reducing stigma, and connecting with local resources for support will also take place. Tickets cost $5 to $10 and are available for purchase at the JFilm website.

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