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Lafayette filmmaker deals with teen depression

By scarney
Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 11:14 pm in Lafayette, Schools.

Lafayette filmmaker Vicki Abeles recently released her film “Race to Nowhere,” which deals with the issue of stress placed on teens that can lead to depression or even suicide.

The film looks at how students are often expected to succeed at such high levels that massive amounts of pressure lead to high stress rates. In the documentary, the mother of Devon Marvin, the 13-year-old Danville student who committed suicide in 2008 following her first bad math grade, discusses her thoughts in regards to the subject and the negative effects it had on her daughter.

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