When a young man diagnosed with mental illness takes his own life, so many questions
arise despite the enduring taboo about mental illness.
The suicide of Sadia Messaili’s son Ferid Ferkovic, who immigrated to Canada with his
family at the age of 12, is the starting point in a challenging quest for truth. First about our
failing mental healthcare system and the excessive use of antipsychotics, then about justice,
and finally about better ways to rekindle hope among people suffering from mental illness,
but also among their families.