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Local crisis hotline to screen remarkable film of Golden Gate jump survivor to raise suicide awareness

Local crisis hotline Caring Contact will present a special screening of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect," the remarkable story of Kevin Hines, who at 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The screening will take place Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at AMC Loews at 1021 Route 22 East in Mountainside.

Following the screening, there will be a question and answer session and discussion on the topic, featuring some of the area’s leading suicide prevention advocates. This discussion will be led by trained volunteers who are involved with Caring Contact.

Tickets are $12, plus a processing fee, and can be purchased by visiting https://gathr.us/s/22327, where visitors can also view the film trailer and screening page. Tickets are limited so reservations are highly recommended.

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With endorsements from some of the world's leading suicide prevention experts, "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" began worldwide screenings on March 13. Since surviving the jump – one of only 25 to live among the more than 1,700 people who have jumped from the bridge – Hines has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive. He has become one the world’s most prominent suicide prevention speakers and advocates.

The film features some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts and shines light on people who are using their personal experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to stay alive.

“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,” said Dr. John Draper of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Caring Contact is an award-winning, volunteer-staffed crisis hotline and listening community serving North and Central New Jersey, an area with 3 million inhabitants in Union, Essex, Middlesex, Morris and Somerset counties. More than 100 listeners attentively and compassionately serve those in emotional distress and educate communities about the power of personal connection. Caring Contact responded to more than 10,200 calls in 2017.

Caring Contact is a member agency of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network and its hotline services are available to anyone, anonymously and confidentially.

Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide, according to statistics. In the United States alone there are 1 million suicide attempts in a given year and more than 44,000 deaths by suicide, with members of the military being particularly vulnerable. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, more than 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated financial cost of suicide is more than $51 billion annually.

 

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