“Life is a journey
and mental disorders are just a bump in the road.”
- Papillion-La Vista South
Play Production Class 2004/2005 and 2005/2006
Bump In the Road is a play which aims to increase the awareness
and understanding of mental illness amongst High School students.
a series of vignettes and visual effects, mental health topics such
as teen suicide, depression, anorexia, post-traumatic stress disorder,
schizophrenia, and bi-polar disorder are realistically depicted
with a focus on understanding, treatment, and recovery.
Bump In the Road emphasizes that mental illness affects everyday
people, stresses that mental illness is not a personal or moral
weakness, and provides hope that with appropriate treatment, those
suffering from mental illnesses may lead productive lives.
play not only benefits students, but further educates parents, teachers,
coaches, administrators, and the community at large about the issues
surrounding mental illness and its impact on teenagers.
in cooperation with Project Relate, the play was originally written
and produced by the Play Production Class of Papillion-La Vista
South High School in Papillion, Nebraska.