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Film: Walking Man

Did you know that at least 1 in 5 Americans lives with a mental health issue? Are you interested in preventing suicide in our community, and addressing the high rate of suicide among teens?

Join us for this powerful documentary of one family’s journey to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health in America. Walking Man was made after a Missouri high school lost three students to suicide. Mark Norwine, a mental health advocate, embarks on a 200-mile walk across the state, 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 so long. Walking Man is endorsed by universities and mental health organizations across the U.S.

Co-sponsored by the Mental Health Awareness Team of Unity Temple (MyHat), and NAMI Metro Suburban. Questions or for more information, contact Bonnie Jordan and Joan Greene, at

Lake Street Theater, Oak Park
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am