Free Virtual Screening Of “The S Word” Planned To Raise Suicide Prevention Awareness

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

Photo credit: Camden County

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A free virtual screening of the 2017 documentary “The S Word,” a movie about a suicide attempt survivor’s journey to help other suicide survivors, will take place on December 1 at 6:00 P.M. 

The screening if being hosted by the Camden County Freeholder Board’s Office of Mental Health and Addiction and the Camden County Partnership for Suicide Prevention.

“We hope that this film will start a conversation and raise awareness about suicide prevention and the resources that are available,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Office of Mental Health and Addiction, said. “All of our lives have been touched by suicide in some way and we need to talk openly about it without judgement, shame, or discrimination.”

The film follows a suicide attempt survivor on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of courage, insight, and humor. Along the way, she discovers a rising national movement transforming personal struggles into action. The film has been described as a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face to a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed.

The screening will help educate students, school staff, families, and community members on this important topic. Counselors will be on hand throughout the film to offer support to and guidance. This film is recommended for ages 15 and older.

While the screening is free, registration is required at

If you or someone you care about needs mental health or substance abuse services, please contact the Camden County Office of Mental Health & Addiction at 856-374-6320.

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