Film and discussion on rejection and youth suicide set for June


Film, discussion on youth suicide, rejection set

A screening of the film “REJECT” is set for 6 to 9 p.m. June 13 at the Jackson County Learning Center, 323 Dupont Drive, Seymour.

The documentary takes an in-depth look at the science of social rejection with a solution-oriented focus on the roots of bullying and violent behavior against self or others, according to a news release from Purdue Extension.

The film aims to raise public consciousness about the serious and potentially lethal consequences of interpersonal rejection in its many forms, including peer bullying, parental neglect or abuse, race discrimination and other forms of social rejection across all ages.

After the showing, there will be a facilitated discussion about the effects of rejection and ostracism and ways to overcome and prevent violence and tragedy.

Community partners in planning the event include the Jackson County Health Department, Centerstone, Mental Health America of Jackson County and Seymour Community Schools.

To register, email [email protected] or call 812-358-6101 by June 7.

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