Mental Health Month Event Announced

On May 7, from 4:45pm-7pm (film shown 5pm-6:30pm, discussion at 6:30pm) the Garrett County Suicide Prevention Committee will present a special screening of at the Garrett College Auditorium, located at 687 Mosser Road in McHenry.

With strong endorsements from some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts, this film has screenings planned around the world starting in March.

“Kevin Hines’ Suicide The Ripple Effect is a marvel of inspiration, a film that should be seen by anyone who has known despair, and anyone who is or has been close to someone in a suicidal crisis.” – Dr. John Draper, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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 world’s 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 stay alive.

Following the screening there will be an important Q&A and discussion on the topic facilitated by Thomas Killian, Executive Director of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc.

This screening is supported by Garrett County Suicide Prevention Committee and Garrett County Behavioral Health Authority.