THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
presented by Family & Children’s Services of Ithaca
Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 (w/ panel discussion)
Thursday, May 18 at 7 pm
To honor May is Mental Health Month, Family & Children’s Service will again host an educational film at Cinemapolis. This year’s focus is on the mental health of military veterans with a screening of Thank You For Your Ser vice, a 2016 film about the failed mental health policies within the U.S. military and their tragic consequences.
America’s military is facing a massive mental health crisis, and there is momentum to create a Behavioral Health Corps in the armed services. This would be a single, unified corps that would
focus on addressing critical mental health needs.
“If the public takes one message away from this film: reach out to your member of Congress and request that they support a Behavioral Health Corps in the military #bhcnow,” states Dan Rice, President, Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point. “That will be the best action that they can take to help address the plague of suicides that our veterans are suffering.”
“The first time I watched this movie, it opened my eyes to the different types of mental trauma our veterans can fall victim to,” said David Shapiro, CEO of Family & Children’s Service. “It is a privilege of mine to be able to share this movie with our community and participate in the advocacy for improved mental health care for veterans and active service people.”
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FILM AT thankyouforyourservicethefilm.com