A Film that is Saving Lives is coming to Marion, Virginia
Marion, Virginia – On May 8th, at 6:30pm Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Mt. Rogers Community Services Board and Office of Behavioral Health Wellness, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services will present a special screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect at The Lincoln Theatre located at 117 E. Main Street. This is a FREE event and open to the public.
With strong endorsements from some of the worlds leading suicide prevention experts this film has screenings planned around the world starting March 13th. “Kevin Hines’ Suicide: The Ripple Effect is a marvel of inspiration, a film that should be seen by anyone who has known despair and anyone who is or has been close to someone in a suicidal crisis.” Dr. John Draper, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive, and has become the world’s most prominent suicide prevention speaker and advocate. The film also features some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts and shines light on people who are using personal experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to stay alive.
Suicide: The Ripple Effect allows people to come together to view this film and discuss the topic. This event has the potential to have a tremendous positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts in our community.
Following the screening we will have and important Question & Answer and discussion on the topic feature some the areas leading suicide prevention advocates.
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 44,000 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 51 billion dollars annually.
With your support we can draw more attention to this devastating health crisis, while helping more people find the support they need to #BeHereTomorrow.
The Lincoln Theatre- 117 East Main Street Marion, VA 24354
May 8, 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm