Horizon Foundation Mental Health Film Festival

Each and Every Day

Expired October 22, 2021 11:45 PM
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Film debuts on 10/18 at 6 PM; post-film discussion at approx. 7:05 PM. Please check the confirmation email you will receive after registering for the link to join the the post-film discussion. A reminder email will also be sent 24 hours before the start of the film.

Each and Every Day, from Executive Producer Sheila Nevins and Director Alexandra Shiva and created in partnership with MTV and The Jed Foundation (JED), is a documentary exploration of youth mental health through the eyes of young people who have attempted suicide or have struggled with suicidal thoughts. The nine people featured range in age from late-teens to early-thirties and come from diverse backgrounds. They share not only their challenges, but also their recoveries and hard-won wisdom about what made their life worth living. In addition to telling their personal stories, all the participants meet virtually, creating an online community to discuss mental health challenges. The film offers relatable and authentic portraits of young people dealing with suicide and emphasizes help seeking and hope.


Co-host organization - Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County (CAPA-HC)

CAPA-HC provides opportunities for all underrepresented citizens and immigrants through equitable access to resources, services, and programs. CAPA-HC provides three core services: Family & Youth Education, Community Outreach, and Civic Engagement. CAPA-HC collaborates with the public school system, community organizations, private foundations, and the County Government to leverage its services and meet the needs of families with diverse backgrounds.




We chose this film because… According to official sources, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-24 and has intensified every year since 2007. During COVID-19 lockdowns, teen suicide attempts spiked. Suicide has also been the main cause of mortality amid Asians or Pacific Islanders, ages 15 to 24. The documentary, Each and Every Day, follows the story of young people who have attempted suicide or had suicidal ideations as they share their experiences and the ways they have sought help. Their experience is akin to our young panelist who is courageous to unveil hers for helping others go through silent mental health challenges.

Don’t forget to join us for the post-film discussion on 10/18 at 7:05 PM with Emily Her, a recent graduate and author who will share her lived experience; Dawn Duignan, LCSW-C and local mental health provider; and Dr. Shobhit Negi, child and adolescent psychiatrist and clinical director for the juvenile section at the Circuit Court of Baltimore City.

By registering to join the Horizon Foundation Mental Health Film Festival you agree not to capture or record the films for personal use or public distribution.

  • Year
  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Alexandra Shiva
  • Executive Producer
    Sheila Nevins
  • Cinematographer
    Justin Zweifach
  • Editor
    Toby Shimin