AUBURN — Healthy Androscoggin — in partnership with the city of Auburn, Be the Influence, and several community resource partners — plan to present a screening and panel discussion of the 30-minute documentary, “Compassion Cures: Building Hope by Overcoming Stigma.”

This event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 26, at East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave.

“The featured documentary offers collective voices and original music,” said Rowan McFadden, a tobacco and substance use prevention specialist for Healthy Androscoggin, according to a news release from Liz Allen, director of communications and community engagement, Healthy Androscoggin. “It addresses how individuals can overcome stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorder and provides resources to help those who are suffering through compassion.”

Gordon Smith, Maine’s director of opioid response, will join individuals in recovery, representatives of Tri-County Mental Health, Auburn Mayor Jason Levesque, and others in a moderated panel discussion on the film.

Community partners will be at resource tables.

For more information, contact Allen at 207-333-6601, ext. 2070, or [email protected].



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