By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This is World Suicide Prevention Day, and last night, to raise awareness, there was a screening of a Robin Williams film at the Kimmel Center.
Robin Williams’ death, nearly a month ago, brought a lot of attention to depression and suicide, says Catherine Siciliano, with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (in top photo).
“To me it’s a conversation that we still have to keep going,” she said.
“It is a film that really depicts mental illness and some of the issues people go through in life,” she said.
And for Siciliano, suicide hits too close to home, as she lost her 26-year-old son. Blindsided, she says, but now her life’s work is to spread a message.
“It’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” she said, “so please, reach out for help.”