Directed by internationally acclaimed suicide attempt survivor Kevin Hines, the film is a first-hand exploration of the ripple effect that Hines’ suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and community. At the age of 19, Hines attempted suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He has since become an international advocate of mental health and suicide prevention.
Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 47,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated financial cost of suicide is over 40 billion dollars annually.
People around the globe are uniting and responding to calls for change with the goal of having a tremendous positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world.
The movie will be showing on:
Date:Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: Penn State Fayette @ Williams Building | Swimmer Hall
2201 University Drive, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
This is a free screening brought to you by the Fayette and Cambria County Suicide Prevention Task Forces and Magellan Healthcare
Q&A and discussion will follow the film
You can reserve tickets at Eventbrite – https://rippleeffectfayette.eventbrite.com
For more info contact: Regina Donkers – firstname.lastname@example.org | 724-430-1370