SUMMIT, NJ - In recognition of the month of September being designated as Suicide Awareness Month, Atlantic Health System and the Summit Free Public Library will present a screening of the documentary 'Suicide: The Ripple Effect' on September 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Following the film, a panel discussion led by mental health professionals from Atlantic Health System’s behavioral health department will be held.

'Suicide: The Ripple Effect' is a feature-length documentary by Kevin Hines who, at age 18, attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. The film features insights from Hines on the impact his suicide attempt had on family, friends, as well as first responders. It also features experts on suicide prevention and serves as a call to advocacy.

The movie offers a message of hope and healing, as it chronicles Hines' journey.  As a result of his experience, he has become a mental health advocate. Following the film there will be a Q&A with the audience and a panel of mental health professionals from Overlook Medical Center.

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Those interested in attending this presentation should call the Summit Free Public Library at 908-273-0350, option 3, to reserve a spot or contact linda.reynolds@atlantichealthsystem.org.

The Summit Free Public Library is located at 75 Maple Street.