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Film aims to create understanding, end stigma about mental illness

IRONWOOD - Nearly 1,000 people were impacted Thursday by the story of Daniel Olson. Daniel of Marquette was 19-years-old when he took his life by suicide. "Do It For Daniel" is a documentary of his struggle with depression and mental illness and a message of hope.

The movie was shown at the Historic Ironwood Theatre to students in grades 7 through 12 from Hurley, Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco through the day. The day ended with a final evening showing to the general public.

Jeff Olson, Daniel's father, said his son passed away seven years ago, and the documentary took about two an...