Suicide: The Ripple Effect
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Many people find the message of hope in this movie inspiring, and some have found it life-saving.
If you have any immediate concerns, or if watching this movie stirs up feelings that are too upsetting to self-manage, our confidential Behavioral Health Crisis Line (1-800-849-6127) is available 24/7 to provide support and referrals for people seeking help. We are here for you!
As part of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, Vaya will host free virtual screenings of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.” Sponsored by the Vaya Consumer and Family Advisory Committee, the film shines a light on people who are using experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to stay alive.
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, Hines has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery. The film also features some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts and the stories of other individuals like Hines.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. On average, 132 Americans die by suicide each day. In North Carolina, one person dies by suicide every six hours. (www.afsp.org/statistics).