Documentary Film: 'The S Word'
Mercyhurst University’s Applied Sociology and Social Work Department partners with Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot to present The S Word, a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face on suicide, a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed. The film gives a platform to those with lived experience – people who have attempted to take their own lives and survived to tell their stories. Capturing personal revelations and surprising moments of humor, The S Word opens a door on this most taboo of subjects through the eyes of the people who have been there and are now committed to preventing others from getting to that edge. See the film Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in Mercyhurst’s Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org.