Documentary on ‘ripple effect’ of suicide to screen in New Milford
NEW MILFORD — A documentary intended to raise awareness about the impact of suicide will be shown at the Bank Street Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Ability Beyond, a Bethel-based organization, is hosting the screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” in conjunction with Catholic Charities and Mental Health Connecticut.
The 90-minute film focuses on Kevin Hines, who survived after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at 19. The documentary explores the “ripple effect” his suicide attempt had on his family, friends and the first responders who helped save him, according to a release.
“We chose this film because it takes a very hopeful, intriguing and raw approach by highlighting the work being done by individuals who have been directly impacted by suicide,” said Michelle Weinstein, a residential and clinical services manager with Ability Beyond. “The movie has inspired people around the world to unite and help more people find the support they need to #BeHereTomorrow.”
Representatives from all three organizations will be available to speak with anyone looking for help and to provide information.