Penn State Altoona to offer screening of 'Suicide: The Ripple Effect'

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona will offer a virtual screening of the film "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, during National Suicide Prevention Week.

The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who, at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, Hines is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker, and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery, and wellness.

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature-length documentary film and movement about the devastating effects of suicide and the positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration, and hope that are helping millions heal and stay alive.

The screening is hosted by the college's Health Advisory Board.

Join the screening online via Zoom.