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Youth mental health topic of film screening, discussion at Seton Hill University

Tribune-Review - 11/9/2022

Nov. 9—The mental health challenges faced by youth will be the topic of a film screening and panel discussion Thursday at Seton Hill University'sPerforming Arts Center in Greensburg.

"Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness" will be featured at 6:30 p.m. at 100 Harrison Ave.

Ken Burns is executive producer of the documentary made to help change the perception of mental health issues.

It features first-person accounts from more than 20 people, ranging in age from 11 to 27, who live with mental health conditions. It also presents perspectives from their parents, teachers, friends and health care providers, as well as from mental health experts.

The 30-minute screening will be followed by a discussion about mental health issues faced by youth in the region and approaches for erasing the stigma associated with mental illness.

The panelists include: Charma Dudley, associate director of behavioral health services and psychologist reviewer at Beacon Health Options; Marci Sturgeon-Rusiewicz, senior manager of recovery and resiliency at Wesley Family Services; Dawn Diehl, instructor and field director for the social work program at Seton Hill University; and Tina Desport, therapist at Adelphoi's Dr. Robert Ketterer Charter School.

The discussion will be moderated by Beth Dolinar, a producer and writer at WQED-Multimedia, whose documentaries have explored social and mental health issues.

The program is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Visit to register.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff by email at or via Twitter .


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