Team Ripple World proudly presents this exclusive Q&A preview screening of Suicide - The Ripple Effect on Saturday the 10th of March at 6:30pm at Village Cinemas Jam Factory!
SUICIDE - THE RIPPLE EFFECT
At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge.
Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.
This event features an in depth Q&A with special guest panel appearances from:
Greg Dicharry – Co-director and Producer of Suicide – The Ripple Effect. He is a person in long term recovery for mental health and substance abuse issues and founder of SmileStyle Entertainment www.smilestyle.us.For the last 10 years Greg has been serving as a Youth Empowerment Director leading one of the premier youth programs in the US focused on empowering young people with mental health, substance abuse and foster care challenges, a program he created.
Joe Williams – Professional NRL player, boxer, mental health advocate and inspirational speaker commended for his hard work within Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Patrick Lawson – After a suicide attempt he was diagnosed with clinical depression/anxiety and felt a need to help others as he had been helped him. So he started an online support community – 3 Words- I Need Help.
Nic Newling – An outspoken advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and sharing personal stories who is dedicated to changing the way mental illness is addressed in schools, workplaces, and communities
Matt Runnalls – CEO and founder of MindfullAus who over the last 3 years has worked tirelessly as a mental health advocate, creating awareness, acceptance and education having lived with mental illness and lost 6 mates to suicide.
PLEASE NOTE: Enough tickets must be sold to ensure this screening goes ahead, if it doesn't happen those funds will be refunded - no one loses out!