Over four million people a year in the U.S. mourn the tragic suicide deaths of family members. In this video, family survivors reveal their intimate stories and aching pain to assist other survivors and to help the broader community understand the unique and terrible grief of suicide. The church can be a "healing station" in helping survivors find their way to recovery. Leaders Guide included. Accompanying website.
Fierce Goodbye is available in DVD or VHS. VHS closeout sale, $10 while supplies last. Order by phone to receive sale price: 877-214-9838 (toll free).
An hour-long documentary, deals with stigma, recovery and hope regarding mental illness. The program offers an inside look at what it is like to live with a mental illness and how individuals and their families find their way through a morass of mental, medical, governmental, societal, and spiritual issues. DVD has bonus content of additional interviews. Study guide and accompanying website. Producer: Third Way Media
Shadow Voices is available in DVD and VHS. The DVD version has extra footage and study resources not found in VHS version.
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Can’t, Not Won’t
FASD is a term that describes a range of life-long cognitive, physical, behavioral and mental disabilities that can result when a mother drinks alcohol, which passes to the fetus. We are introduced to two families living with FASD and their church communities. The main purpose of the film is to increase viewers' understanding of the impact of FASD on affected individuals and families, and to explore how the church can respond in helpful and supportive ways. Producer: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
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Finding Hope in Recovery
A documentary of challenging and heartbreaking stories of families facing addictions and traveling the stages of recovery—and setback. The film helps viewers overcome fears about families and individuals with addiction issues. It highlights how faith in God is helping families cope with and overcome the disease of addiction. Many of the participants point to faith as being crucial in overcoming their addiction or staying on the road to recovery. English and Spanish subtitles. Accompanying discussion guide and website. Bonus content on Family, Stigma, Treatment, Role of Faith, and more. Producer: Mennonite Media
Families, experts, and "wise ones" share insights on aging, housing choices, facing illness, and cooperating as siblings in the care of aging parents. Residents of a cohousing community for those over 55 offer attractive alternatives for the aging years. Accompanying website and discussion guide. Bonus content on finances, driving, assessing needs, choosing housing, cohousing, and role of the church. Producer: Third Way Media (formerly Mennonite Media) and Catholic Telecasters Group.
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