After several suicide attempts and psychiatric hospitalizations 15 year old Belle takes exception to a streaming internet series depicting 13 reasons why a fictional teen commits suicide. Belle disrupts society’s mistaken beliefs about individuals with mental illness. She offers a distinctive lens through which we view suicide and our responses to it. The film chronicles Belle's story while interspersing stimulating vignettes, fueled by hope and resilience, from the lives of other youth struggling with mental illness and self-harm.
Written/Directed/Produced by Maryanne Galvin
Executive Producer: Dr. Janice LeBel, Dept. of Mental Health, MA
Edited by Maryanne Galvin & Laura Homer
Camera: DL Melpignano, Laura Homer, Maryanne Galvin
Additional Editing: David Melpignano
Featuring: Isabelle Cole