More than three years ago, I, along with a team of extraordinary women, brought the film “Race to Nowhere” to a sold-out Davis crowd. Three years ago, 550 people considered the real and present danger of the stress and anxiety in their children’s lives serious enough to give up a Friday evening to seek information and to get help.
And three years later the crisis, yes crisis, continues among our teenagers. That perfect boy — the one who gets straight A’s, plays a high school sport, is popular and handsome — just might be the one considering self-harm. And that perfect girl — the one who has a job, is beautiful, articulate and talented — just might just be the one deciding whether she’s worthy of living.
We will no longer say, “Never my child,” but rather, “I had no idea.”
Parents, teachers, counselors, grandparents, friends — please consider viewing this very important film, “Race to Nowhere,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brunelle Performance Hall. Our kids are far too important to let another three years go by.