About the Film

The documentary Prescription: Suicide? takes an intimate look at the personal impact of anti-depressant drugs on children and teenagers.


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The filmmakers have weaved together six distinct stories of real people and real experiences. They have captured a sense of the arguments in an ongoing controversy that affects millions of Americans in a documentary that ultimately asks the question if these so-called revolutionary medications can be used safely.

“This isn’t a story about money or big pharmaceutical corporations… it’s a story about tragedies in individual families like you and me and our kids.”Robert Manciero, film director

Some people call them “miracle” drugs. But can they be safely administered? Can physicians – can the drug manufacturers themselves – adequately understand the risks these newly developed drugs pose to their patients? This program lets families directly impacted take the center stage. They are sharing their stories, speaking from their hearts. Through their experiences an understanding is being gained that is essential, even critical, when making a decision about the use of these medications.

Prescription: Suicide? is a passionate, often disturbing look into the lives of six families, and was produced and directed by Robert Manciero and Rich Samuels with David Garland as co-producer.