Health and Human Services Agency



In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2016, El Dorado County Mental Health in South Lake Tahoe is teaming up with local organizations to offer a free community showing of the film “Paper Tigers.” The film is appropriate for older teens, parents, school staff, community members, and anyone who interacts with adolescents and young adults.

According to Sabrina Owen, Manager of Mental Health Programs, the film demonstrates how one person can intervene and change the outcome of a young person’s life. “The film highlights how toxic stress can have a significant impact on the developing mind and can lead to issues such as substance abuse, academic difficulties, depression and suicide. The film follows a year in the life of several students at an alternative high school in Washington and how the school radically changed its approach to helping students,” said Owen. “Following the showing, we will have a community forum to include discussion on how we can come together to be the ‘one’ that our local youth need for a successful future.”

The community showings of “Paper Tigers” are offered collaboratively with South Tahoe High School, the South Tahoe Mental Health Cooperative and Lake Tahoe Community College. Refreshments will be served. The film will be shown:

  • May 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at South Tahoe High School, located at 1735 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is expected to end at approximately 9:30 p.m.)

  • May 20, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Duke Theater at Lake Tahoe Community College, located at 1 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is expected to end at approximately 9:30 p.m.)

For questions about the events, or Mental Health services in South Lake Tahoe, please call (530) 573-7970. Additional information about El Dorado County Mental Health services can be found at

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