One number: 22. That's all it took to transform Ellen Goosenberg Kent from a filmmaker to a woman on a mission. "When I heard that 22 veterans are killing themselves every day, I thought: This is outrageous. That's almost one every hour. I had to do something," she said.
My son Evan was 15 and bipolar. We always kind of expected to outlive him, but didn't -- couldn't -- imagine, on that sunny October afternoon as we sat at lunch with him, laughing and joking, that it would be that very night.
The documentary film Boy Interrupted not only tells the story of a 15-year-old's death by suicide, but it also tells the story of a mother's anguish dealing with her son's lifelong disease of bipolar mental disorder.