ASHTABULA — A special screening of the award-winning documentary, “Suicide The Ripple Effect,” will be presented by the Ashtabula County District Library at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in Kent State University at Ashtabula’s Main Hall Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public and hosted by Kent State Ashtabula Counseling Services and the Kent State Ashtabula Library.

The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Hines has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive and has become one of the world’s most prominent suicide prevention speaker and advocate.

The film also features some of the 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, said Johanna Slivinske, counseling specialist at Kent State Ashtabula,

“The Ripple Effect is such a meaningful film. It raises awareness about the importance of treatment for mental health concerns and suicide prevention,” she said. “Everyone’s life matters and reaching out for help during times of distress is a strength.”

For more information on the film, visit or follow #BeHereTomorrow. For those in crisis who need help, text 4HOPE to 741741.

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