ISHPEMING — A documentary created to break the stigmas that come with talking about depression and suicide will have a second public showing this weekend in Ishpeming.
‘Do it For Daniel’ is a movie based on the life of Daniel Olson, a star athlete at Ishpeming High School who took his own life in 2012 after battling depression. The documentary discusses anxiety, depression and suicide.
The film made its debut in front of 1,700 people last August at Ishpeming High School. Jeff Olson, Daniel’s father, is holding a second showing of the film this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. inside the Peterson Auditorium.
“Each time we show it, some people come forward and ask for help and realize that they’ve been struggling,” said Olson. “We feel that the awareness, the educational part is getting out. Everybody knows we’re trying to get rid of the stigma and we’re taking strides to do that, but the more we can show it the better.”
There’s no charge to view the documentary. They are accepting donations at the door.
Olson has shown the film at 15 different schools across the state and is working to get the documentary shown at film festivals. If you’d like to make a contribution to the film, click HERE.