After the unthinkable happens to her son, a local mom works to bring a special movie screening to Huntsville.
About the Film
At the age of 19 Kevin Hines wanted to die – he decided to accomplish that by jumping of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. More than 1600 people have died jumping off the bridge and Hines wanted to be one of those people.
However, something happened the second his hands left the rail. He knew he knew he wanted to live and miraculously, Hines did. He has made it his life’s mission to advocate for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Working tirelessly to share his story and most recently completing his documentary “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” – chronicling his journey to fight the stigmas associated with suicide and mental illness. The trailer for the documentary has been making the rounds on social media and has been seen over 100 million times.
Wendy Galloway happened to be one of the people that viewed the trailer for “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”. She was drawn to it because she had lost her son Aaron Alexander to suicide at the age of 19. Aaron was a high school graduate from Sparkman High School and was just beginning his career in the military starting with the Army National Guard with the plan of becoming active duty. Instead, on the night of July 10, 2016, Aaron lost his life to suicide. Now Galloway looks for ways to honor her son thru advocacy. She has started working to bring about change to how people talk about suicide.
Galloway created an opportunity to have “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” shown here in Huntsville, AL. The screening will be held April 10th, 2018 at AMC Classic 10 located at 1359 Old Monrovia Rd NW starting at 7:30 PM. Tickets must be purchased at this link https://gathr.us/screening/22509. They will not be available at the box office.
Please join in the fight to stop suicide and open the conversation to end the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness.
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