(WNY News Now) – Chautauqua County marks National Suicide Prevention Month with screenings of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” a powerful documentary by Kevin Hines, as part of local efforts to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month, bringing together advocates, organizations, survivors, and communities to promote awareness around suicide prevention. In Chautauqua County, The Suicide Prevention Alliance, in collaboration with several organizations announce the screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.” This documentary, crafted by Kevin Hines, chronicles his personal journey through mental health struggles, a suicide attempt, and the path to recovery, serving as a symbol of hope and the importance of open conversations about mental health.
Two screenings are scheduled for the community:
Date: September 26, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: SUNY Fredonia, Williams Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 280 Central Ave, Fredonia, NY 14063
Date: September 27, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: SUNY JCC, The Robert Lee Scharmann Theatre, 525 Falconer St, Jamestown, NY 14701
Carri Raynor, Coordinator of the Suicide Prevention Alliance, expressed the film’s significance, stating, “It is very powerful and hopeful. I hope others will take their mental health seriously and reach out for help. Taking care of our Mental Health is Suicide Prevention.”
These screenings offer an opportunity for the community to engage in discussions on mental health, suicide prevention, and seeking help when needed. The event is open to all, free of charge, and is part of the Suicide Prevention Alliance’s mission to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
For further details about the screenings or to learn more about the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Chautauqua County, visit their website at preventsucidechq.com or contact Carri Raynor at (716) 753-4522 or email@example.com.
In case of a crisis, individuals can reach out to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.