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The S Word - 10/15/2018

The S Word

Release Date: October 15, 2018
Bethesda, MDWhat: Showing of The S Word, a groundbreaking documentary that shatters the silence around suicide and reveals a movement of survivors from a cross-section of American fighting to change how we deal with our ultimate taboo.

When: Thursday, Oct.25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Film and community dialogue

Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center located at 8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910. Admission is $5 per person and proceeds will go to crisis prevention and intervention services at EveryMind.  To obtain more information and reserve a seat, please visit:

Why: A report recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that rates of death by suicide in the United States have risen by roughly 25 percent in the last couple decades and it is now the second leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 24 in the U.S. 

Hosted by: The Montgomery County Department of Health, Suburban Hospital, Adventist HealthCare, EveryMind, Holy Cross Health, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and Healthy Montgomery

About Suburban Hospital

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. The hospital is a regional trauma center with centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, stroke and neurosciences, orthopaedics and oncology. Suburban Hospital’s unique affiliation with the National Institutes of Health, located across the street from the hospital, has brought world-class research from the laboratory to the bedside, providing the local community with around-the-clock access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols for stroke, heart attack and other clinical conditions.

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Gary Stephenson 
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