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The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JAR­RYD BARCA

Sui­cide – The Rip­ple Ef­fect is a must-see ex­tra­or­di­nary doc­u­men­tary that sends a pow­er­ful and im­pact­ful mes­sage.

It’s known as the film that will save lives.

It’s a doc­u­men­tary on a mis­sion to erad­i­cate sui­cide and has helped peo­ple heal from de­pres­sion around the world, and now you have the chance to see it for your­self on Fri­day, June 22 at the Corowa Golf Club.

But there’s a catch, the film will only screen if 51 tick­ets are sold.

The film is based on the in­spi­ra­tional jour­ney of Kevin Hines who, at age 19, tried to end his life by jump­ing off the Golden State Bridge in San Fran­cisco.

He re­mains as one of two per cent of peo­ple on earth who have sur­vived such a fall.

Kevin is cur­rently a mo­ti­va­tional speaker and men­tal health ad­vo­cate, trav­el­ling the globe to spread his mes­sage of as­pi­ra­tion and well­ness.

Ac­cord­ing to the Aus­tralian Bureau of Sta­tis­tics, there is an av­er­age of 625 sui­cide deaths in New South Wales every year, with 127 of them com­ing in ru­ral ar­eas. It’s an alarm­ing epi­demic that takes 800,000 lives glob­ally.

This film will shed light on the rip­ple ef­fects that a sui­cide at­tempt can have on the friends, fam­ily and com­mu­nity of some­one who is suf­fer­ing from ex­treme men­tal health.

Kevin works to high­light the ef­forts of in­di­vid­u­als, who have been im­pacted by sui­cide, us­ing their pain to help oth­ers find the hope they need to heal.

Pa­trick Law­son, a men­tal health ad­vo­cate and for­mer Corowa res­i­dent, will be host­ing the event at Fed­er­a­tion Cinema, where there’ll be a Q and A af­ter the doc­u­men­tary.

Pat at­tempted to take his own life over two years ago but, through his own acts of des­per­a­tion, is now in­spir­ing peo­ple from around the world to never give up.

Pat is urg­ing peo­ple to buy a ticket and come along to what will be an in­cred­i­bly eye­open­ing night.

“It’s go­ing to help peo­ple make a bet­ter choice in life,” he told The Free Press.

“When it comes to sui­cide be­ing one of the lead­ing killers in Aus­tralia, some­thing like this can re­ally open the eyes of peo­ple who think that it’s not a real thing or think that it’s some­thing peo­ple just hide be­hind.

“I think that a lot of peo­ple are re­ally go­ing to ben­e­fit from see­ing the film.”

The screen­ing sta­tus is still ‘un­con­firmed’, mean­ing not enough tick­ets have yet been sold. Tick­ets must be bought prior to June 13 at 10.00am. The film will com­mence on June 22 at 7pm sharp.

Pat rec­om­mends the film for peo­ple over the age of 15.

You can buy your tick­ets here: https://fan­­fice/

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