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FSC movie, meal key on mental health initiative

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A free Soup and Cinema event related to the national Campaign to Change Direction will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Emmaus Room of the Franciscan Spirituality Center at 920 Market St. in La Crosse.

The 2016 Sally Field movie “Hello, My Name is Doris” and discussion will take place over a simple supper of soup, salad and bread under the sponsorship of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and Affiliates, and the FSC staff.

In the movie, Field plays a 60-ish office worker who dresses and acts in ways that set her apart from her family and younger co-workers. She has led a sheltered life with her mother amid piles of hoarded clutter, but her life changes when her mother dies and she develops a crush on a much younger man.

The Campaign to Change Direction is a national effort, launched partly in La Crosse, to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The FSPAs are partners in Change Direction — La Crosse Area and 7 Rivers Region, which encourages people to recognize the five signs of emotional suffering and the importance of caring for one’s emotional well-being.

The movie raises issues related to determining the best ways of helping people.

Space is limited, and registration is required by Sept. 16. Although the event is free, donations are welcome.

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