Opens May 11, 2015
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ragtag is hosting a free screening of Walking Man with a discussion following.
Please stay after the film to participate in a community-focused discussion facilitated by Dr. Nikole Kronk, Clinical Assistant Professor at MU School of Medicine and clinical psychologist at MU Family and Community Medicine and Beth Eiken with the Boone County Suicide Prevention Coalition and The Stuart B. Eiken Foundation.
After a Missouri high school loses three students to suicide, Mark Norwine (a mental health advocate) embarks on a 200-mile walk across the state, seeking to educate students and better understand the epidemic for himself. Mark is joined by his son, Eric, but when the road proves difficult, father and son must confront their own mental health struggles, which they've kept secret for so long. Endorsed by universities and mental health organizations across the country, Walking Man is an honest look at one family's journey with mental illness.