By Jarryd Barca
Suicide – The Ripple Effect is a must-see extraordinary documentary that sends a powerful and impactful message.
It’s known as the film that will save lives.
It’s a documentary on a mission to eradicate suicide and has helped people heal from depression around the world, and now you have the chance to see it for yourself on Friday, June 22 at the Corowa Golf Club.
But there’s a catch, the film will only screen if 51 tickets are sold.
The film is based on the inspirational journey of Kevin Hines who, at age 19, tried to end his life by jumping off the Golden State Bridge in San Francisco.
He remains as one of two per cent of people on earth who have survived such a fall.
Kevin is currently a motivational speaker and mental health advocate, travelling the globe to spread his message of aspiration and wellness.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there is an average of 625 suicide deaths in New South Wales every year, with 127 of them coming in rural areas. It’s an alarming epidemic that takes 800,000 lives globally.
This film will shed light on the ripple effects that a suicide attempt can have on the friends, family and community of someone who is suffering from extreme mental health.
Kevin works to highlight the efforts of individuals, who have been impacted by suicide, using their pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.
Patrick Lawson, a mental health advocate and former Corowa resident, will be hosting the event at Federation Cinema, where there’ll be a Q and A after the documentary.
Pat attempted to take his own life over two years ago but, through his own acts of desperation, is now inspiring people from around the world to never give up.
Pat is urging people to buy a ticket and come along to what will be an incredibly eye-opening night.
“It’s going to help people make a better choice in life,” he told The Free Press.
“When it comes to suicide being one of the leading killers in Australia, something like this can really open the eyes of people who think that it’s not a real thing or think that it’s something people just hide behind.
“I think that a lot of people are really going to benefit from seeing the film.”
The screening status is still ‘unconfirmed’, meaning not enough tickets have yet been sold. Tickets must be bought prior to June 13 at 10.00am. The film will commence on June 22 at 7pm sharp.
Pat recommends the film for people over the age of 15.
You can buy your tickets here: https://fan-force.com/box-office/