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Teen Wellness Film Series
Posted by SA on 10/3/2018
TUHSD Students, Parents/Caregivers & Staff,
All screenings in the series will take place at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (1118 Fourth St., San Rafael) and will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion with filmmakers, film subjects and/or subject area experts. Participants will leave with a set of discussion questions to support ongoing dialogue with our teens about these sensitive and important issues.
*Kaiser Permanente is generously sponsoring the 2018-2019 Teen Wellness Film Series. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Wellness Centers.
The series will kick off at the upcoming 41st Mill Valley Film Festival:
October 9, 2018 | 6:30pm
Anxiety in teens and adolescents is an epidemic on the rise, affecting more families than ever before. This timely, empowering documentary gives voice to those suffering, providing adults the critical insights they need to spark conversation and better understand how to help today's stressed-out kids. The screening will be followed by a community discussion featuring a panel of filmmakers, film subjects, and mental health professionals.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Additional screenings in the series:
November 27, 2018 | 6:30pm
I Am Maris
After a childhood of mounting anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, Maris is hospitalized to confront her illnesses. Struggling to cope once released, she finds solace in the healing powers of therapy, art, and yoga, becoming an instructor at just 16 and using her blog to promote self-acceptance.
March 12, 2019 | 6:30pm
The Mask You Live In
Research shows that, compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
April 30, 2019 | 6:30pm
Teen Resilience – Film title TBA
Tickets for other films in the series will be available for advance purchase at cfieducation.org/teen-wellness.
CFI Education is building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through its creative film programs for Bay Area students, serving more than 8,000 young people per year as well as hundreds of educators, adults, and families. Featuring a rich program of screenings, events, seminars, and hands-on workshops, CFI Education introduces students to the power of film, promotes global awareness, fosters media literacy, develops critical thinking skills and lays the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of cinema. For more information, visit cfieducation.org.
TUHSD Wellness offers specialized support for teens at their high schools including health, mental health, substance use/abuse and sexual health services and education. TUHSD Wellness offers both direct services (1:1 + group services) as well as school wide prevention and educational programs for students. TUHSD Wellness partners with a wide array of local community organizations to provide expertise and support to our teens. Learn more about TUHSD Wellness at www.tamdistrict.org/wellness.