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SUICIDE: THE RIPPLE EFFECT is a feature length documentary film and movement that doesn’t just focus on the devastating effects of suicide but also on the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive. The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.

Kevin’s personal journey has had a ripple effect on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. The film also highlights the stories of individuals and families who are using their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.

Suicide is an epidemic that takes over 800,000 lives globally every year. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts and over 40,000 deaths by suicide every year. 22 Veterans die every day by suicide.
Research has shown that for every one suicide death, over 115 people are directly, and secondarily effected, and the financial cost of suicide in the US is estimated to be over 40 billion dollars annually

‘The Ripple Effect’ shows the reality of this ongoing crisis and it highlights effective efforts that are helping people stay well and alive. This film aims to ignite change that will have a positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. It is not just a film; it is a movement.

Join Films on Purpose
with Break the Hold Foundation, The Mental Health Association of Westchester, and Pleasantville Strong
for a very special screening of


Wednesday, February 13
7:00 pm film

Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570

This film is free and open to the public, however seating is limited and RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.