TAREN FOLEY
She wants to die. She considers her suicide attempts to be conscious, rational,well-thought-out decisions. After a miserable and abusive childhood, and her grown-up years filled with pain and emotional torment, Taren just doesn’t want to deal with it anymore. Having failed twice, however, she doesn’t intend to try again and feels trapped in the observation facility until she can be released and figure out what to do with herself. But in talking about her life with Dr. Kepler, and getting to know the other patients, she considers that there may be more to life than what she’s been through. She doesn’t see the bright side, but she begins to believe it may be there.
CARLOS
The most vocal patient Taren encounters. Heavy-set, light-hearted, always ready with a goofy joke to mask the pain, which he can’t bring himself to share with anyone. He knows everyone there and they all know him, this being his fourth attempt. Sometimes his advice and attention help Taren, other times it’s the last thing she wants to hear. But Carlos is who he is, and doesn’t have it in him to change that just to please others.
MRS. KELLY
A patient in the Elder Care facility adjacent to Observation. She befriends Taren, even though she doesn’t always recognize her, but never judges her. Taren sometimes opens up to Mrs. Kelly, expresses her fears and insecurities, partly because there’s a chance the old woman may not remember a word she says - but more than that, Mrs. Kelly is a trustworthy friend with a very loving heart.
MARIA
A lively, energetic patient who brings youth and laughter into the dreary world of the facility. She doesn’t speak much English, but she connects with Taren emotionally, and her impact on the group of patients convinces Taren she herself has conquered her issues. But when Maria’s dark side surfaces after a visit from her family, Taren realizes she may yet have more demons of her own to face.
VIRGINIA
Thin, tense, high-strung and jittery. Doesn’t say much. Her third attempt, casual and unplanned, has returned her to the one place she feels normal and accepted.
SMOKY JOE
An artistic young man with a weary soul. Sees himself as a burden to his family, but finds the hope of someday experiencing true happiness.
DENNIS
Intellectual, analytical, observant. Disfigured from his attempt, his injuries are the outward expression of the damaged psyche he’d kept hidden all his life.
SHELLEY
Runs the group therapy sessions. Caring, attentive, and warm-hearted, though a bit naive.
DR. ANGELA KEPLER
A psychiatrist in the observation facility. Her job is to determine if the patients are no longer a danger to themselves, so they can be released after three days. While she considers this job important, she also wants to help her patients - and helping someone like Taren poses a challenge. The more they talk, the more Dr. Kepler’s personal life and loss plays a part in her desire to see  Taren’s life improve.
Heather
A sad and confused young woman still making the transition from teenager to adult. Considers her attempts half-hearted, has yet to fully contemplate her depression.

Ferdinand
Shy, withdrawn, approaching middle-age but still awkward in any kind of company. Feels controlled by his wife, his attempt was meant to punish her for mistreating him.

Emma
A teenager caught up in her own emotions. One night she’s crying her eyes out, the next day she goes home in her mother’s arms. Not a serious attempt.
Benny
Observation attendant. Decent, friendly, interacts with patients. A nice, honest guy.

Larry
Elder Care attendant. Disconnected from his patients, has no love for his job. Rude and condescending.
 
Nurse Gomez
In charge of the nurses’ station. Businesslike, yet kind and compassionate.
 
INT. EMERGENCY ROOM -- NIGHT
Taren struggles and kicks atop a gurney. Her body spasms wildly as Nurses and Orderlies try to hold her down.
INT. BEDROOM -- NIGHT (CONT'D)
Taren empties a large medicine bottle onto the bedspread, pours out hundreds of little white pills into a pile.
INT. EMERGENCY ROOM -- NIGHT (CONT'D)
An ER NURSE forces a tube down Taren's throat. Taren fights her every step of the way.
INT. BEDROOM -- NIGHT (CONT'D)
Taren swallows several pills at a time, washes them down with a bottle of water. She cries silently.
INT. EMERGENCY ROOM -- NIGHT (CONT'D)
Taren's spasms subside, her muscles relax, and unconsciousness overtakes her as the medical staff continues working.
INT. BEDROOM -- NIGHT (CONT'D)
Taren lies back, closes her eyes, folds her arms over her chest. She looks pretty, and peaceful.
INT. BEDROOM -- LATER / NIGHT
Taren lies on her side, vomits violently onto the carpet. She reaches for something to grab onto, knocks over a lamp. She drags herself off the bed, tries to get up but stumbles. She retches, vomits again, crawls toward the door. Taren reaches for the doorknob, but passes out before she can grasp it.
INT. BEDROOM -- MOMENTS LATER / NIGHT
Taren comes to for a moment as an EMT pokes her in the chest, attempts to rouse her. She passes out again.
EXT. FOLEY HOUSE -- NIGHT
An ambulance pulls away from the house, siren blaring.