“The First Day” by Chris Herren

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please email us at: PlymouthDA.CommunityPrograms@state.ma.usopens in a new window

A one year license to this film has been purchased by District Attorney Tim Cruz, with SAMHSA funds from the Drug Free Communities Grant that was awarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

“The First Day” is a film produced by Chris Herren, a former professional basketball player, author and wellness advocate who shares his story of recovery.

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“The First Day” chronicles Chris Herren’s journey revealing his vulnerability and strength.

Through the power of storytelling, Chris Herren’s profound connection with high school students has enabled them to share their own stories of struggle and strength.

“The First Day” addresses the issues of substance use, harmful behaviours and mental wellness.  These are the issues that school systems, communities and people across the country are facing, either directly or indirectly, each day.

If you are interested in setting up an event for a screening of this movie, please email us at: PlymouthDA.Internetsafety@state.ma.usopens in a new window

Scheduled Screenings and Events:

Scituate High School, December 7, 2019

UPDATE: Per Scituate Facts: This event has been postponed to a later date…

Scituate High School, in conjunction with the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Scituate Facts will be hosting a viewing of the Chris Herron movie “The First Day” for Scituate High School’s Winter Sports teams.


7:15 am: Meeting of players, coaches and parents/caregivers
8:00 am: Remarks-District Attorney Tim Cruz
8:15 am: Movie viewing
9:00 am- 9:30 am: Panel Discussion