by Rachel Aberle
Running Time: 50 min + 10 min Q&A | Grade Range: 8 & up | Touring: Spring 2016
Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome.
But suddenly Nina starts feeling… off, and she finds herself slipping into a dark reality she cannot
understand, let alone articulate to the people around her. Still/Falling follows Nina as she tries to
come to terms with what it means to struggle with anxiety and depression, and to rise above it with
as much strength, and as few scars, as possible. A realistic, honest and bitingly funny look at the
difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find
their way out of the dark.
Curriculum Connections: Mental Health | Self Esteem | Family Relationships | Communication