MAYVILLE – Suicide: The Ripple Effect, a documentary about a man who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge and survived to become a leading mental health advocate, will be shown at two free screenings in Jamestown and Fredonia.
The feature length documentary will be shown on Wednesday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Kelly Family Auditorium on the State University of New York at Fredonia campus, 280 Central Ave., and on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Community College, campus at 525 Falconer St. The film focuses on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration, and hope that are helping millions heal and stay alive.
The documentary highlights the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker, and author who travels the globe spreading his message of hope, recovery, and wellness. Attendees under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult due to strong language and content.
The public is invited to arrive an hour prior to the screenings for refreshments, mingling, and a local information table fair.
The screenings of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” are sponsored by the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the Division of Engagement & Economic Development at the State University of New York at Fredonia, Jamestown Community College, The Resource Center, Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, and Chautauqua Tapestry.
This film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Through sharing stories of survival and recovery we are creating significant awareness of this health crisis, while helping people find the support they need to stay alive and heal.
More information about the documentary and Kevin Hines can be found at suicidetherippleeffect.com. To find information about the free local screenings, please visit the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s page on Facebook under the events tab.