MW2. Voicing the Unspeakable: Reflections on, and Discussion About, Overcoming Loss by Suicide
Chair: Sally Heckel, B.A.
On a bright spring morning in May, George Heckel, M.D., climbed the stairs to the attic of his home in Rochester, N.Y., and shot himself. Twenty years later, his daughter, filmmaker Sally Heckel, started making a nonfiction film, "Unspeakable," exploring her father's despondent state of mind and her relationship to this tragic event. Heckel will be joined by psychiatrist Michael Myers, M.D., and writer Carla Fine to talk about overcoming the grief of the death of a loved one by suicide. They are the coauthors of Touched By Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss (Gotham Penguin Books, 2006).