On March 16th, at 7:30 PM, The Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk committee will present a special screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect at Cape Cod Mall Stadium 12 Theater. With seven deaths by suicide on the Cape & Islands in January 2018, we seek to encourage and support our community.
With strong endorsements from some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts, this film has screenings planned around the world starting on March 13th. “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,” says Dr. John Draper, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at the age of 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. He 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.
This screening is supported by:
- Sharing Kindness Inc. – Kim Mead-Walters and Davis Walters
- Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands
- Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition
Across the globe nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts each year and over 44,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated financial cost of suicide is over 51 billion dollars annually.
With your support, we can draw more attention to this devastating public health crisis, while helping more people find the support they need. To pre-order tickets, please visit the screening page before March 6th.