If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
in the U.S.
Seize the Awkward
National Alliance on Mental Illness
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Producers: Cosima Amelang & Mary Beth McAndrews, Senior Photo Editor: Kurt Mutchler, Graphics: Oscar Santamariña, Developer: John Kondis, Video: Edythe McNamee, Color: Shane Barger
Special thanks to: Miana Bryant, President and Founder of The Mental Elephant; Jill Harkvay-Friedman, PhD, Vice President of Research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine; Marshall Korenblum, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; David N. Miller, Associate Professor of School Psychology at University at Albany, State University of New York; Ken Norton, LICSW, Executive Director of NAMI New Hampshire; Scott Poland, Ed.D., Professor at the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office; Del Quest, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor at Pacific Oregon University