SUNY Fredonia and JCC to show ‘Suicide: The Ripple Effect’

The State University at Fredonia and Jamestown Community College will screen the film, “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.”

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, where mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. The Suicide Prevention Alliance of Chautauqua County, in collaboration with The Resource Center, Chautauqua Tapestry, Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, SUNY and JCC are screening “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” a film that delves into Kevin Hines’ journey through mental health challenges, a suicide attempt, and his path to recovery. For more information about Hines visit www.kevinhinesstory.com.

The film will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Williams Center multi-purpose room at SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia; and at 6 p.m. in the Scharmann Theatre at JCC, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown.

“We are happy to bring the film to the community during Suicide Prevention Month. It is good to hear other people’s stories if someone is struggling with their mental health and if they ever reached out for help. Kevin shares his story, his struggles with mental health, a suicide attempt, how he got help, and what recovery is like for him. 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,” said Carri Raynor, Coordinator of the Suicide Prevention Alliance.

Screenings provide an opportunity for community members to come together, learn, and engage in discussions about mental health, suicide prevention, and seeking help when someone is struggling with their mental health.

There is no charge to attend either screening.

For more information about the screenings or to learn more about the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Chautauqua County, visit preventsuicidechq.com, visit the event Facebook pages, or contact Raynor at 716-753-4522 or raynorc@chqgov.com.


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