Washtenaw Co Advocacy Groups Sponsor Documentary on Ripple Effect of Suicide

Washtenaw County CMH, along with several other community stakeholders are hosting Suicide: The Ripple Effect, a documentary about suicide on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30 pm at the Goodrich Quality 16 in Ann Arbor.

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 40,000 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.

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.  Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge. 

Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.  #BeHereTomorrow.

Showing information:

  • Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time:  7:30pm
  • Location: Goodrich Quality 16,  3686 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Rating: the documentary is not rated by the MPAA, but is appropriate for ages 10+.

To order tickets, please visit the screening page:  gathr.us/screening/22823. Tickets cost $12 each.

For more information: please contact Jeff Hackett by email or by phone: (734) 740-9444

There will be a resource table as well as trained professionals should you have any questions, or would like further information on suicide prevention.

The documentary is brought to you by a coalition of community stakeholders including Washtenaw County CMHWashtenaw County Public HealthWashtenaw AliveFamily Crisis CentersNAMI Washtenaw CountyRU?OK Michigan, and Oxygen Youth Ministries.

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