Event Date and Time
The Hoff Theater, 0126 Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD 20742

As part of programming for the 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week at the University of Maryland, please join the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences for a screening of "The S Word," a documentary film, which tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time; suicide. This documentary seeks to amplify the voices of those living after suicide attempts and loss and raise awareness about suicide prevention and resources. The filmmakers hope to encourage people to think about suicide in a completely different way—highlighting the complexity, pain, and even humor of our survivors.

Following the screening, a short panel discussion of the film will be discussed, as well as resources from both campus and non-profit organizations will be shared. This event is free and open to the community.  

This event is sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' Alumni Chapter Board and co-sponsored by the following units and organizations:

Department of Resident Life
Michael D. Maxwell, Jr. Foundation for Mental Awareness
Choice Clinical Services 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Maryland
Joshua York Legacy Foundation  

For more information about 2019 National Suicide Prevention Week at the University of Maryland, please click here. For information about the 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week at UMD, please click here.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, dial 1-800-273-TALK or text 741-41. The University of Maryland’s Counseling Center also offers after-hours counseling services by phone at 301-314-7651.


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The S Word Poster