An Important movie about a courageous young woman dealing with issues around depression, suicide, love, survival and family. Abiola Abrams worked with the phenomenal Taqiyya to find healing and reduce stigmas around depression and mental illness in African Americans using drama therapy and spoken word poetry as a healing tool. The first film to address mental health for black women in the hip hop generation.

The full title is "Knives in My Throat: The Year I Survived When My Mind Tried to Kill Me." Taqiyya lived in Harlem, NY at the time and her family lived in Long Island. She was 25 when this film was made and is now in her 30s, happy and healthy with a family of her own. This is a film about race, class, family, mental health awareness and removing taboos.

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Film Duration: 52 min