ABOUT THE FILM
EVELYN approaches the subject of suicide through the eyes of the friends and family impacted. After the death of his brother younger, Evelyn, director Orlando von Einsiedel could barely even say his name.
The process of making this film - walking and talking about Evelyn - enabled Orlando and his family to address this painful past, and begin to heal.
Worldwide, an estimated 20 million people attempt suicide every year. These figures are shocking, but they also show that suicidal feelings are something that many of us may experience at some point in our lives.
Despite increased public awareness, suicide and mental health problems still carry a huge stigma, which stops people from sharing their feelings or struggles.
To reduce this stigma, and help to support those who may have been suffering in silence, there are some simple steps you can take:
TALK TO SOMEONE
If you, or someone you know, has been feeling down or struggling with negative feelings, one of the first steps you can take is to try and start a conversation. Sharing problems can take a huge weight off.
If you don’t feel equipped or ready to do this, there are lots of organisations that offer resources to help. Check our GET SUPPORT page for details.
WATCH THE FILM
SPREAD THE WORD & STAY IN TOUCH
We are trying to secure 100 people to volunteer just 2 hours a week with Shout, a new UK crisis text line available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. Volunteering with Shout is really simple and can help save lives of vulnerable people. Visit www.giveusashout.org.