Mental Health Awareness Event

Sumner High School

Monday, May 23, 4:00-7:30PM
1707 Main Street. Sumner, WA 98390

Featuring My Ascension with Emma Benoit

This community event will provide foundational knowledge about mental health & mental health conditions and information about what people can do if their mental health is a cause for concern.

The event will include a screening of the Documentary Film My Ascension followed by a community panel focused on suicide prevention and crisis mental health resources.

*Students under the age of 13 are encouraged to attend with a parent/caregiver or trusted adult*

Documentary film: My Ascension

Documentary film: My Ascension A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader Emma Benoit paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and stay alive.


  • Community Resource Fair (4:00-7:30)
    MultiCare Behavioral Health,
    Greater Lakes, YES Sumner-Boney Lake,
    Managed Care Organizations,
    NAMI Pierce County & more
  • FREE Food
  • FREE T-shirt for the first 100
    attendees (while supplies last)


  • FREE screening of documentary
    film: My Ascension


  • Q&A with community mental health panel
  • Drawing—All attending youth with be eligible for a drawing


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For immediate help with a mental health crisis or thoughts of suicide:
contact the Pierce County Crisis Line 1-800-576-7764.
For immediate help: call 911 for a life-threatening emergency.