“Unmasked,” a 2015 film created by a group of students from Palo Alto, Ca., is going to be screened on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Luther Jackson Middle School. The event, which is being held from 6:30 – 9 p.m., will also include a youth-led panel that will focus on new initiatives locally to relieve teen stress and support youth wellness in Fairfax County.
The film will be screened at 7 p.m. and the panel will follow the film. The film was originally created by the Palo Alto students, who wanted to open community conversations about mental health with an emphasis on hope, communication and moving forward, because they were saddened and called to action by a number of teen suicides.
The event is being sponsored by Community of Solutions, Josh Anderson Foundation, Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, Washington Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and the Washington Christian Counseling Institute.