Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
The Rotary Club of West Shore is hosting a free viewing of the film RESILIENCE followed by a panel discussion with mental health experts on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the West Shore Theatre (317 Bridge Street, New Cumberland). The event coincides with National Mental Health Awareness Month as well as Rotary International President Gordan McInally's focus on mental health in the current Rotary year.
Doors will open at 5:00 pm, the film will start at 6:00 pm, and the panel discussion will immediately follow the hour-long film.
This event is made possible thought a District 7390 Club Grant. This event will focus on Rotary International President Gordan McInally’s focus on mental health. Let’s pack the theatre!
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