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Well-Attended Documentary Sheds Local Light on National Crisis

An image from "Thank You for Your Service"
An image from “Thank You for Your Service”

Wednesday night’s local screening of the documentary, “Thank You for Your Service,” which emerged from collaborative efforts among Penn College, Lycoming College and the Community Arts Center, was a success. “The powerful documentary and pre- and post-events created more awareness of the common and complex mental-health struggles that many of our veterans face when reassimilating to the general milieu following active duty,” said Michael J. Reed, dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications. About 240 community members and students attended the event, which a number of faculty and staff helped to organize and promote. (Among them were David E. Bjorkman, instructor of emergency management/social science; Mallory L. Weymer, coordinator of student health and wellness education/suicide prevention specialist; Chet Beaver, coordinator of veteran and military services; Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities; and Tina M. Miller, director of public relations and marketing.)