The doc is being produced by Rainn Wilson’s production company SoulPancake. It follows the lives of Devin and Sarah, two twentysomethings who have grappled with depression.
Devin has faced both racism and homophobia and was in a very dark place before seeking out professional help. Sarah, meanwhile, started having issues with depression, self-harm and anorexia when she was 12. When she was 17, she hit her lowest point and attempted to take her own life. After receiving medical help and counseling, she realized she had gotten a second chance.
Depression is not something to be taken lightly, and about half of college students report that they’ve experienced depression so intense that the felt they couldn’t function. Suicide is also the third-leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24, so a documentary like this is clearly needed.
In addition to airing this important special, MTV and SoulPancake have teamed with the Jed Foundation. There are resources at Half of Us for battling depression, and Love is Louder has a new campaign to raise the volume on messages of hope and support. You can join it by sharing uplifting messages on social media with the hashtag #lifecontinued.
Get involved with Love Is Louder's new #lifecontinued campaign to remind people that we can get past the dark chapters in our lives.
Half of Us offers resources and support for young people suffering from depression and mental health struggles.