Swamp Gravy: A Stone’s THROW

Swamp Gravy: A Stone’s Throw is meant to be a celebration of how communities can stick together even when we are apart. Each story—through laughter or tears is intended to help us connect and understand how the actions in our lives ripple throughout the lives of others. It is important to us that our audiences know our intention in telling this tough story is to affirm that suicide is not the answer to mental health issues, and that hope and recovery are possible. 

Below, we detail the moments that some viewers may find difficult: 

  • As stated on the previous page, we do not see the young man’s act of self-harm, but we do see him in the moments before struggling with his own mental well-being. 
  • We see the struggle of two parents to connect with one another after the loss of their child. 
  • We see the confusion and anger the death causes for the young man’s younger siblings.
  • We see his family nearly unraveling before finding out how to care for one another again.

This particular production is not recommended for young children or people who struggle with suicidal ideation. If you have further questions about this story, please email

If you or someone you know struggles with suicidal ideation or thoughts of self-harm, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255.