Let’s Talk is an ongoing community-based media project, and an example of Global Health Equity Foundation’s (GHEF) capacity-building efforts targeted toward a regional health equity challenge. Montana has the highest suicide rate in the nation and has ranked in the top five for more than 30 years. Montana’s youth suicide rate is more than twice the national rate, with suicide resonating as the top cause of preventable death for Montana children ages 10 to 14.
GHEF’s Let’s Talk project combines multimedia technology, art and community resources to disrupt the cycle of depression and suicide. Let’s talk started in Miles City in 2011 and was expanded later to Billings. Knowledge and information gained from these successful programs is now being used to create a multimedia training module to expand the program to other areas of the state and the world where suicide prevention and awareness are needed.
Shadows is a silent short film adapted from the play Ghosts by Stefan Herrmann, with an original music score by Luciano Chessa. The film presents the story of a young couple displaced by war. A difficult journey leads them to a new home, where they are haunted by the trauma and terror of war and displacement.
The film is an educational tool that raises awareness about the trajectory of trauma if it is not properly addressed. English Playbill PDF /German Playbill PDF Seeking donors and sponsors to expand projects that will help thousands of people with trauma, regardless of its cause. Please donate to help fund our workshop pilot program. Shadows educational tools are part of a curriculum that addresses trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Drei Zusammen/connecting cultures: an in person dialogue and podcast about psychosocial topics (intimacy, value of work, mental health, loneliness).
GHEF is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in the USA, and a foundationaccording to Swiss law. GHEF is dedicated to research, advocacy, and capacity building. GHEF believes equity in health is a core principle for the advancement of human society.