In collaboration with the Park City School District, The Speedy Foundation, and many other community partners, CONNECT is proud to present Resilience Week in Park City. The week will include the screening of three powerful, award winning films to create crucial dialogue within our community. All of the events are free and the entire family is welcome.
The week begins on Monday, March 6th with a screening of Hope Lives: Preventing Teen Suicide beginning at 5:30PM at the Park City High School Lecture Hall. Utah’s suicide rate has always been higher than that of the rest of the nation. Among teens ages 10 to 17, the suicide rate has tripled in less than a decade. On average two Utah teens attempt to end their lives every day. Hope Lives provides hope through the stories of survivors and of innovative approaches schools are taking to prevent suicide. The film highlights three stories — a promising young athlete who took his own life when he wasn’t admitted to the colleges he wanted; a young man now in his late 20s who talks candidly about his suicide attempt as a teen and the relief he felt when he survived; and a young transgender teen who survived her suicide attempt, which reaffirmed her desire to live. The film will be accompanied by student panels, information tables, and refreshments.
For more information about these events, please contact Shauna Wiest at firstname.lastname@example.org; Shannon Decker at email@example.com; or Molly Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.