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Film aims to create understanding, end stigma about mental illness


September 20, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

Jeff Olson, father of Daniel Olson, speaks to a group of about 65 people at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Thursday evening. Attendees watched a movie about Daniel's life and the hope that is available for those suffering from depression and thoughts of suicide.

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 t...

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