The Common Thread is a documentary web-series presented by acclaimed short-form filmmaker Darius Devas. It examines the lives of young Australians experiencing mental illness through powerful personal stories. The series is driven by Darius’ desire to understand the loss of his friend to suicide and his own lived experience of anxiety.
In episode 1: Introduction, Darius explores the loss of his friend, Indigenous poet Alice Eather, to suicide, and we learn about the importance of picking up the phone and talking about feelings when times are tough.
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