Coming Up for Air tells the story of ceramic artist Anna Russell (Staples) and her son Stan, a straight A college student and high diving champion, seeking an spot on the men’s 10m Olympic diving team. The pressure and stress to succeed in his high-stakes athletic competitions, while maintaining his A average and a social life, begin to take their toll. Stan begins to unravel and withdraws into himself with potentially tragic consequences. Coming Up for Air is a breathtaking family drama that highlights the importance of readily available mental health care. It will take audiences on an all-too-common journey, highlighting the pressures that are put upon teenagers to succeed and on parents to cope. Local experts will be on hand to distribute information and answer any questions.