The S Word Documentary Screenings


“A suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight, pain and humor. Along the way, she discovers a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action. THE S WORD chronicles her journey and these survivors in a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face to a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed. Suicide affects people of all ages, races, faiths, ethnicities, gender presentations, sexual orientations, professions, and so much more. THE S WORD skillfully weaves stories of survivors from a cross section of America including LGBT, African American and Asian American communities, who candidly share their profoundly emotional stories of trauma, mental health challenges, survival and advocacy. The film’s narrative flows organically from one story to the next, starting with personal moments and building emotional momentum before widening out to show how their journeys are driving the national movement to take the “S” word from unthinkable to preventable.”


Rattle the Stars is pleased to host screenings of “The S Word” documentary. These events are sponsored by Elliott Counseling GroupTeamsters Local 26, and Busey, and space was provided by co-hosts Parkland College and Rantoul Twp High School.  A discussion/Q&A session will follow each showing, and resources, information, and support services will be available.  This film is not rated, but is appropriate for ages 10+.  Spanish subtitles are available.  All screenings are free and open to the public.  Donations are appreciated.  For info and updates, follow the Facebook event page, or contact Kim at

Screenings will be held:
Saturday January 12th 9:30am-11:45pm at the Champaign Library Robeson rooms A&B (200 W Green St. Champaign)

Wednesday January 16th 6:30pm-8:45pm at Rantoul Twp High SchoolCafetorium (200 S Sheldon St. Rantoul)

Saturday January 19th 10:00am-12:15pm at the Mahomet Public Library Edgar Meeting Room (1702 E Oak St Mahomet)

Monday January 21st 6:30pm-8:45pm at Parkland College Room C-118 (2400 W Bradley Ave Champaign) (Park in B, C, or M lots and follow signs –

**One additional showing is being scheduled and will be added at a later date.