2016 Events

Event Information:

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016

    Film Screening: "Walking Man" followed by Discussion and Refreshments

    7:00 pm55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Presented by the Adelphi University School of Social Work, Hauppauge Center, http://socialwork.adelphi.edu
    Contact: Joanne Quinn-Beers, DSW, or Suzanne Marmo, Ph.D.
    Info: 516-237-8606, 516-237-8608 | quinnbeers@adelphi.edu or marmo-roman@adelphi.edu
    This 2015 documentary is an honest and moving look at one family’s journey with mental illness as a father and son walk across their state in an attempt to shatter mental health stigmas. After a Missouri high school loses three students to suicide, Mark Norwine (a mental health advocate) embarks on a 200-mile walk, seeking to educate students and better understand the epidemic for himself. Mark is joined by his son, Eric, but when the road proves difficult, father and son must confront their own mental health struggles, which they've kept secret for a long time. Endorsed by universities and mental health organizations across the U.S., Walking Man is an honest look at a family's journey with mental illness.