NAMI Fairfield Screens the film, " No Letting Go"
NAMI Fairfield Screens the film, No Letting Go, followed by a conversation with the screenwriter and real mom behind the film. On June 5th at 6:30pm NAMI Fairfield will host a FREE screening of the award-winning film, No Letting Go, with a follow-up open discussion with Randi Silverman, screenwriter and real mom behind the story of the film, and the founder of The Youth Mental Health Project. Engaging with the audience in an open dialogue, Randi will answer questions and provide participants with tools for talking about youth mental health. Based on the real-life experiences of Randi Silverman, No Letting Go is a heartfelt look at one family’s struggle to understand and to cope with their son’s erratic behavior and emotional instability. “I’m excited that we’re able to bring this movie to our community,” NAMI President Loretta Jay said. “It exposes the raw story that is usually hidden behind closed doors. My hope is that seeing the movie will help our community better understand some of the struggles our friends and neighbors are experiencing. And provide some reassurance to parents so they know that others have also walked this path.” Given that 1 in 5 Children in the U.S. has a diagnosable health condition and less than 20% of those youth receive the treatment they need, Randi Silverman’s positive approach and hopeful story will provide the audience with a refreshing way to understand and talk about mental health. While the movie and Randi’s discussion will certainly be appreciated by everyone, parents in particular will value this opportunity. The story follows a mother and her journey of discovering that her son struggles with a mental health disorder. The film examines a multitude of important topics about children’s mental health, including the difficulty in finding help, the lack of support, and the toll it takes on an entire family when a child suffers with a mental health problem. The movie will be shown at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield, in the chapel. While the tickets are free, for planning purposes reservations are requested (www.namiFairfield.org/NoLettingGo). NAMI Fairfield will hold its annual meeting at 6:00pm, with the movie beginning at 6:30, and Randi Silverman’s presentation and Q&A starting at 8:30. Thanks to the generous contribution of WPLR radio station, a professional sound and projection system will be used. NAMI Fairfield offers free support services for parents and caregivers with loved ones suffering with mental illness. NAMI Fairfield serves Fairfield and surrounding towns with monthly speaker meetings, support groups and classes. Its hosting the screening of No Letting Go furthers its effort to reach people in the community and let them know that NAMI is available for support. For additional information about the event and other free programming, visit www.NamiFairfield.org. If you would like more information about The Youth Mental Health Project or Randi Silverman, please contact Christine Stark at 203-247-8154 or Christine.Stark@ymhproject.org.