Parkland College will host a free showing and panel discussion about a recently released documentary on suicide survival and loss.
"The S Word" will be shown Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. in Room C118. Rattle the Stars, an organization focused on youth suicide prevention, is hosting the showing at Parkland College and other locations in the district. The film screening is open to the public, with Spanish subtitles available. Donations are appreciated.
In the movie, a suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight,and humor. Along the way, she discovers a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action. "The S Word" chronicles her journey and those of other survivors in a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face to a long-stigmatized topic.
A Q&A session will follow the showing, and resources, information, and support services will be available. This film is not rated but is appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Other showings of "The S Word" will be held at these locations on the following dates:
- Jan. 12, 9:30–11:45 a.m., Champaign Library Robeson Rooms A and B
- Jan. 16, 6:30–8:45 p.m., Rantoul Township High School Cafetorium
- Jan. 19: 10 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Mahomet Public Library Edgar Meeting Room
Sponsors for the showings include Elliott Counseling Group, Teamsters Local 26, and Busey.