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Suicide Prevention Forum with Documentary
October 11 @ 7:30 pm
Ability Beyond, Catholic Charities & Mental Health Connecticut are sponsoring the presentation of a documentary, “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” highlighting the devastating impact of suicide on family and friends.
Following the screening, representatives from all three organizations will be on hand to speak with any individuals looking for assistance and to provide information.
The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his own life. He shines light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations that are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.
The event starts at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Bank Street Theater, 46 Bank St. in New Milford
Tickets are available for purchase online.
Research has shown that for every one suicide death, over 115 people are directly and secondarily affected. 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 44,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Recently, Jason Kander- a rising star of the Democratic Party and veteran of the Afghanistan War – withdrew his Kansas City mayoral bid to seek treatment for PTSD and depression that have led him to call suicide hotlines.
This event invites the community to understand the pain of those contemplating suicide and actively extend a supportive hand.