Join the United Way and WVIA for a compelling documentary and subsequent community discussion on mental illness.
Community discussion will be in the form of a panel. The community is welcome to bring questions and conversation.
Thank you to the Daily Item and Stauffer Family Fund for making this viewing possible!
December 6th from 6:30-8:45pm
Danville Area High School
733 Ironmen Lane, Danville, PA 17821
For more information: http://godknowswhereiam.com/
About the film:
God Knows Where I Am is the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who suffered from severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless, inevitably being committed for three years to a state psychiatric facility. Successfully fighting her sister’s protective attempts to be named her legal guardian, Linda was able to refuse treatment and medication, and eventually procured an early, unconditional release, despite the lack of post release planning. Upon her release, she wandered ten miles down the road from the hospital, broke into an abandoned farmhouse and lived off of rainwater and apples picked from a nearby orchard for the next four months, through one of the coldest winters on record. Unable to leave the house, she became its prisoner, and remained there, a prisoner of her own mind, eventually starving to death. Her body was discovered several months later and with it a diary that Linda kept documenting her journey. The diary is poignant, beautiful, funny, spiritual, and deeply disturbing.
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Join us in celebrating YOU!
On March 28th at 5:30pm we will hold our annual meeting at The Greenly Center on Main St in Bloomsburg, celebrating all you helped us accomplish in 2017. We'll share highlights from campaign, exciting news about the upcoming year, delicious refreshment. You won't want to miss it.
And we don't want to miss YOU.