Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the new documentary film "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. A community conversation will be held following the screening.
"This film will save lives."
- Dr. John Draper, Director National Suicide Prevention Lifeline USA
At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge.
Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.
“This film shows my journey to better understand the effects of my suicide attempt on my family, friends and the first responders who saved my life,” says Hines. “My hope is the film will get people talking so those struggling can find ways to connect and heal.”
People around the globe are uniting and responding to calls for change with the goal of having a tremendous positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) will go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 14, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
This event is held in honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you are struggling with mental health or contemplating suicide, please call the Walla Walla Crisis Response Team at (509) 524-2999 of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.