Friday, March 16, 2018

Screening of new documentary "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" to show at AMC NorthPark on Tues, March 20

Every 40 seconds, someone takes their own life and forever changes the lives of those who know them. A new documentary titled, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge; he was in 1% of 2,000 jumpers who survived. 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 speakers and advocates. The film balances the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive. This film will have one showing on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at AMC NorthPark 15. Tickets are $12.50 and advance purchase is required at The film is appropriate for teens and parents may want to take tweens as young as 12.

Kevin Hines
This special screening is being brought to the metroplex prior to the March 23 “Fashion Stars for a Cause” Gala for the Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas. Current Fashion Stars Ambassador and film screening host Jayne Herring says, “As one of a group of Dallas women honored to represent the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas this year, I have found the cause hitting closer and closer to home by the day. Through my own battles with depression and anxiety, to the ones I see in those around me, to the people I’ve lost in the past without knowing why, and even one I’ve lost since taking up the cause, I have learned the most important lesson. We are losing too many beautiful souls because they don’t have that critical element- HOPE- that pulls you through the darkest times of your life. Kevin Hines and his story will bring this to many through this film, and if this screening saves one life, this work to make it happen will have been worth it.”

Following the screening there will be an important talk-back session featuring four of the area’s leading suicide prevention advocates including: Jim Atkins, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Dallas Veterans Melinda Dunbar, LPC, LCDC, program analyst and Jennifer Huynh, MS, LPC, program director, for Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas’ Teens Can Survive Amanda Johnson, older sister of Leslie McCarver, lost to a gun suicide almost seven years ago. National spokes-mom for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, fighting to reduce the 63 daily gun suicides in America.

Tickets for the March 23 Fashion Stars for a Cause Gala, benefiting the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas, are $250. The event will be held at The Dallas Country Club; guest speaker is Brian Cuban and Honorary Chairperson is Sue Loncar. Film creator and producer Kevin Hines is expected to be in attendance. For ticket purchase: