LLOYD I. SEDERER, M.D.
is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, Medical Editor for Mental Health for The Huffington Post, and Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health.
Full bio can be found here.
How can a person overcome the basic instinct we all possess to survive and take one's own life? The families, friends, coworkers, and many other intimates of the more than 39,000 people who suicide annually in the USA may wonder. Those close to the 22 veterans every day, men and women, who die by suicide may wonder. Doctors and other health and mental health professionals try to comprehend and explain. But words are often a limited means of communication, however earnest and heartfelt they may be.
Here One Day, in the tradition of fine journalism, shows you, rather than tells you. This award-winning documentary has many answers to the unnerving questions that suicide evokes.
This is a tough film to watch -- because it is done so well. It is a daughter's homage, her eulogy and loving tribute, to her mother who at the age of 63 jumped, no longer able to bear going on, from her dining room window into the abyss of a NYC apartment building's inner concrete courtyard.
Real-life scenarios and authoritative information are written in a compassionate, reader-friendly way, including checklists to bring to a doctor’s appointment so you can ask the right questions. For readers who fear they will never see the light at the end of the tunnel, this book gives hope and a path forward.