.....The film is about a mother who struggles to rescue her brilliant son, who is spiraling out of control. When single mother Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, an outstanding college diver and academic star, is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and mysteriously out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him, going on a journey highlighting caregivers` key role in helping those in need survive a mental emergency and recover. The film also focuses on the particular challenges of balancing high-stakes athletics with academic excellence......
.....Robert Sheehan, executive director of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, describes says, “Coming Up for Air” as “one of those rare films that explores a range of topics – from the complex relationship between parents and their adult children to suicide, from athletic prowess to homelessness, from depression to recovery – with compassion, clarity, and truth, all while not sensationalizing these issues nor painting one-dimensional victims or villains. This film provides insight into the lives of all of us, as we walk alongside each other living with and recovering from mental illness.”........more
Bethany`s Notes: Consider watching this movie or showing it to a group of student athletes and parents.
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