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).
Suicide is preventable
As part of National Suicide Awareness Month, Vaya is pleased to offer free virtual screenings of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.” Sponsored by the Vaya Consumer and Family Advisory Council, 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 a concern in every community, including in western North Carolina,” said psychiatrist Dr. Craig Martin, Vaya’s chief medical officer. “This film draws attention to the issue so that people in crisis can find hope and get help before it is too late.”
Come back here any weeknight in September at 7 p.m.
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