The “S” Word Documentary and Panel Discussion

This is a past event

The most dangerous word is…SILENCE. Speaking the word suicide is not the problem.  It is the silence that surrounds it. THE S WORD documentary tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time by telling the stories of suicide attempt survivors, along with the families and loved ones of those who have died by suicide – who are left behind to suffer the anguish, guilt, and confusion of death by suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in America.  Join us for a film screening and panel discussion to explore the shame and confusion of suicide contrasted with an emerging era of activism, recovery and hope. 

This event is hosted by the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities and Office of the Lt Governor with sponsorship provided by Nemours and NAMI Delaware.  In addition to our distinguished hosts, a group of expert panelists will offer their unique perspectives on this important topic. Panelists include:

  • Anne Slease, M.Ed., Director of Advocacy and Education, National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI Delaware)

  • Wesley Ingram, Young Adult & LGBTQ+ Engagement Coordinator, National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI Delaware)

  • Cami Winkelspecht, PhD, Director of Child Clinical Services for Behavioral Health, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children

  • Sarah Stowens, MA, DE Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action and Professor of Sociology, Wilmington University

  • Sharon Merriman-Nai, MC, Associate Scientist, Center for Drug and Health Studies, University of Delaware

Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:30pm to 8:30pm

STAR Health Sciences Complex, Atrium 540 S College Ave, Newark DE 19713

Event Type

Students, Lectures & Programs, Academics, College of Health Sciences, Faculty & Staff, Employee Health & Wellbeing, Community, Families & Parents



Office of the Provost



Free of charge / Free Parking



Contact Email

Contact Name

Randi Coffie

Contact Phone



You're not going yet!

This event requires registration.