A coalition of local nonprofits has pooled its resources to present a screening of the documentary “I Am Maris” tonight, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. Girls on the Run, the Blaine County School District, the Blaine County Recreation District, NAMI, the Advocates, Footlight Dance, Blaine County Probation, the Crisis Hotline and more have come together for the event.

    The film opens up a conversation about mental health challenges for teenagers and young adults, and stresses the importance of establishing a sense of self-worth. The organizers suggest that the film is appropriate for viewers in sixth grade and up.

    “Our particular group of organizations are working together on concepts of resiliency in our community and bringing more trauma-informed approaches in our work, in our schools, in our municipalities, in our businesses and across all of Blaine County,” said Mary Fauth, executive director of Girls on the Run. “This film happens to speak to  one trauma-related disorder that we can rally around to bring hope to youth that may find themselves struggling with the same issues.”

    Free yoga will be offered prior to the screening, from 5:15-5:45 p.m. From 5:30-6 p.m., the participating nonprofits will also hold a Community Resource Expo.

    This event will take place at the Community Campus in Hailey.

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