Local Focus: Project 22
Local Focus: Project 22
In our continuing partnership with Jefferson Public Radio (JPR), on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9 p.m., SOPTV hosted filmmakers Daniel Egbert and Doc King in the studio for a special one-hour interview and discussion program (hosted by Geoffrey Riley of JPR’s Jefferson Exchange) to draw attention to the national crisis and epidemic of Veteran suicides.
SOPTV showed selected clips from Dan and Doc’s Project 22 documentary and discussed Veteran suicide issues and problems while providing a local focus and connection. Regional experts and veterans shared their reflections about the film and discussed available resources and assistance.
SOPTV’s goal is to start a meaningful discussion in our community about the tragedy of Veteran suicides, provide local resources for help, and explore ways for the community to support the men and women who selflessly serve our country.
Here’s the full Local Focus: Project 22 program:
You can access resources for Veterans by CLICKING THIS LINK.
Watch Project 22 Online
Watch the entire Project 22 film right here. You will see the compelling stories of Veterans who found the courage and help they needed in the filmmakers search for hope.
About Project 22
After tragedy struck home, two combat-wounded veterans set out to end a little-known epidemic in America. Their 6,500-mile cross-country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst Veterans and show their brothers and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them. During their journey, they interviewed researchers, healthcare providers, and Veterans. Many of those they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found. Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, and painfully spurred on by recent estimations that twenty-two veterans are taking their own lives every single day, Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s twenty-two.
To access locally available resource providers of both traditional and alternative sources of help, CLICK HERE.
Local Focus: Project 22 and the “Preview Screening and Panel Discussion” with Doc and Dan were made possible by the support of Cow Creek Tribe and D & S Harley, and by Viewers Like You. THANK YOU!
Learn more about Doc and Dan’s nonprofit Medicinal Missions.