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Making Peace After They're Gone: Here One Day Director Kathy Leichter on Her Mother and Suicide

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Release Date: 09/30/2013

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Documentary filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home where her mother, Nina, committed suicide in 1995. Nina had bipolar disorder. She was charming, witty and a mental health activist. Kathy gained greater insight into Nina’s joys and struggles when she found her mother’s personal audiotapes.  Kathy chronicles her mother’s life and bouts with bipolar in the film “Here One Day.” She speaks with Host Jenee Darden about the film, her mother and how family members cope when a loved one lives with a mental illness.

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Documentary filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home where her mother, Nina, committed suicide in 1995. Nina had bipolar disorder. She was charming, witty and a mental health activist.
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