SUNY Ulster Hosts Free Screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on September 24

SUNY Ulster Hosts Free Screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on September 24

September 10, 2019 – Stone Ridge, NY– SUNY Ulster will host a free screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on Tuesday, September 24, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Quimby Theater, Vanderlyn Hall. This event is sponsored by SUNY Ulster, Astor Services for Children & Families, SUNY NP SAFE Coalition, the Town of New Paltz Office for Community Wellness, and numerous community partners.

The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who attempted to take his life at the age of 19 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, and 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.

There will be a Q & A session following the film, and information tables with local resources will be available to attendees. This screening is part of a special campus and community collaboration to offer hope while providing information and resources for students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Linda Farina, Crisis Counselor at SUNY Ulster, says, “This is a film about HOPE. We want all to know that there are people who care in this community. Many agencies will be tabling to provide hope, support, and resources.”

For more information, contact Linda Farina at (845) 687-5192 or farinal@sunyulster.edu.

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