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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: "If They Had Known"


Monday, March 9, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room

On July 18th, 2015, Clay Soper accidentally died from the combination of prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. He was 19 (almost 20) - a thriving college student - home for the summer. No one saw it coming - no one thought Clay was in any danger that night. He and his friends made a bad decision that is common within party culture today. What he and his friends “DIDN’T” know ended with Clay’s tragic death.

If They Had Known” is a 35-minute documentary program that focuses on today’s party culture and the risks of recreationally mixing prescriptions drugs with alcohol. It is an honest and emotional account of what happened that night spoken by the friends who were with him. It is truthful and alarming and has proven to connect with students in a modern way.

The documentary will be followed by a panel including:

  • Mia Handler, Director of Psychiatry at Silver Hill Hospital
  • Luke Robbins, LCSW, Counseling Director at The Rowan Center
  • John Hamilton, LMFT, LADC, CEO at Liberation Programs

This film is intended for parents and 9-12th graders. Parental discretion is advised for younger students.

This event is sponsored by Darien Library, The Darien Youth Commission, The Depot, The YWCA, and The Community Fund of Darien.

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