When University film professor Robert Hurst began looking into ideas for his next documentary, he didn’t think he would end up looking into the world of suicide hotlines.
But, when work on his then current documentary led him to the Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence, he decided to embark on a two-and-a-half-year journey to tell the story of volunteers that take calls for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at Headquarters.
“I’m interested in films that have some sort of social component to them,” Hurst said. “I got interested in the idea of suicide hotlines because I had been working on another project about veterans, mental health, and PTSD. So, it sort of naturally segued into this project.”