WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn State Berks has partnered with the Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force to present a screening of the film "Wake UP: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention" in honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September. The film screening will be in Perkins Student Center Auditorium on Wednesday Sept. 21. Admission is free and open to the public.
Prior to the film screening, current Penn State Berks students will be led by fellow student, published author and elementary and early childhood education major Edith Konneh, who will be reading selected poems that address mental health issues, hope, and healing. This event will begin at 6 p.m. and there will be a discussion following the film.
"Wake UP: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention" sheds light on four different groups with varied stories to tell about suicide — veterans, members of the LGBT community, university students, and gun owners. Through their testimony, the film weaves a diverse tapestry of experiences into a multifaceted narrative of the heroes on the frontlines.
For more information, contact Colleen Tilger, coordinator of counseling services at Penn State Berks, at 610-396-6082 or via email at [email protected].