Free Showing of Suicide Prevention Film Tonight
Written by andrew-rossi on April 30, 2019
Bighorn Cinemas will be showing a movie tonight that organizers hope will cause a “ripple effect” for suicide prevention.
The Episcopal Church has purchased the rights to the movie “Suicide – The Ripple Effect”, which tells the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Lorraine Steppe with The Pines Counseling Center says that the film brings a face and a focus to the topic of suicide.
According to Steppe, Hines has since used his survival story as a tool to reach others who may be considering ending their lives by suicide. And in the rural west, those numbers are among the highest in the nation.
Reverend Mary Caucutt with the Cody Episcopal Church says that for some demographics, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the state.
The film, “Suicide – The Ripple Effect” will be shown for free at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Bighorn Cinemas.