MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 25, 2022) — WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will be holding a virtual screening event featuring excerpts from the documentary “Scattering CJ” on Thursday, September 1, 7PM. Following each excerpt there will be a panel discussion about the film and suicide prevention.

“Scattering CJ” explores the devastating effects of suicide, the extraordinary generosity of strangers, and one troubled family’s attempt to finally find peace. Following the loss of her son to suicide, Hallie Twomey reached out to people far and wide to help scatter CJ’s ashes around the world.

The panel discussion that follows the film will be moderated by Dr Carrie Alexander-Albritton, Professor, Department of Counselor Education and College Student Personnel for Western Illinois University, and a panel of regional mental health professionals.  Also joining the discussion will be CJ’s mother, Hallie Twomey, and Ethan Oser, the film’s associate producer.  Those lacking the technology to join the screening virtually, or anyone that would like to watch as a group can attend at Western Illinois University Room 111.

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As a part of their normal schedule WQPT will air the documentary on September 4 at 7PM on the public television channel 24.1 followed by “Hiding in Plain Sight” at 8:00 pm, and “Medicating Normal” at 10PM.

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