Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Youth Mental Health Documentary to be Shown Locally

WILLIAMSBURG — The Peninsula Community Health Collaborative (PCHC), in partnership with WHRO Public Media and local public school systems, will host screenings of “Hiding in Plain Sight,” a youth mental health documentary.

“‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ is a powerful and educational documentary that helps facilitate conversations around youth mental health. It broaches topics of self-harm, Substance Use Disorder, and suicide,” said Hampton & Peninsula Health District Population Health Coordinator, Tes La Dieu.

Open to the public, Hiding in Plain Sight will be shown on May 17 at Warhill High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the film begins at 6 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required.

“This program is suitable for middle school-aged youth and above, and we encourage families and professionals to attend. The documentary is followed up by a panel of experts in the behavioral and mental health field, and they will be available to answer questions from the audience,” La Dieu continues, “We believe this topic is more important than ever, as our youth are inundated each day with traumatic events and stressors that can be difficult to manage alone. We hope to see many Williamsburg, James City County, and York County families in attendance.”

This film is suitable for children in middle school and above, guardians, professionals, and anyone interested in learning about how to begin the conversation around mental health with youth and ways to access resources in our community.

To learn more or register, please visit the event page.

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