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Film Screening: Project 22
September 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The University of Maine will host screenings of “Project 22,” a new documentary film made by two combat veterans who set out to raise awareness and bring an end to the high suicide rate of veterans, estimated to be 22 per day. Screenings will be held on Sept. 17 and 18.
About Project 22:
After tragedy struck home, two combat-wounded veterans set out to end a little-known epidemic in America. During a 22-day, 6,500-mile cross-country journey on motorcycles, they interviewed researchers, health care providers and veterans. Many of the veterans they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found. Some of the therapies, which were effective and are shown in the film, include horse and dog therapy programs, art therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, traumatic brain injury treatments and many more. Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s 22.
These events are part of the Suicide Prevention and Awareness campaign sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Click here for additional information.