"SUICIDE: The Ripple Effect" Free Community Mental Health Event - Brooklyn Park
A Film and a Movement to Help Prevent Suicides 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, Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive, and has become the worlds most prominent suicide prevention speaker and advocate. The film also features some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts and shines light on people who are using personal experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to #BeHereTomorrow. 5:30pm: Doors Open - Resource Fair, Live Music 6:30pm - 8:00pm: Welcome and Screening of "SUICIDE: The Ripple Effect" This is a FREE community event, but due to limited seating, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 8:00pm - 9:00pm: Community Forum - Mental Health, Suicide and Stigma Following the screening, join in a discussion on how mental health issues affect the community, what individuals can do to fight the stigma surrounding this national epidemic and support those facing mental health challenges with other local organizations and community members involved in the fight against the stigma of mental illness and suicide. This screening is made possible from sponsorship by: The Heart and Mind Connection The Brooklyn Park Police Department No childcare will be available. ***Due to the nature of discussions some attendees may be triggered by discussions of childhood and adult mental illness and suicide. We suggest you speak with your licensed mental health professional to discuss if this event is right for you, proper grounding techniques and create a plan of wellness before attending this event or any event that discusses trauma and suicide. Certified Peer Support Specialists will be on hand throughout the evening, available for anyone who is in need of emotional support.