Suicide: The Ripple Effect Screening

Parent University Screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect
Posted on 02/20/2018
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FOR RELEASE: February 16, 2018       CONTACT: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908


Parent University, Student Councils offer unique opportunity to learn about suicide prevention

Documentary screening aimed at addressing teens and families


TOWSON, MD. – Amid a national discussion about mental health issues, Parent University and Baltimore County Student Councils are offering parents and students a unique opportunity to learn about the signs, symptoms, and prevention of suicide.


Parent U and the BCSC will host a screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at Hunt Valley Stadium 12 movie theaters at 11511 McCormick Road in Hunt Valley. Tickets are $13.20 and should be reserved online by 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. 


The movie is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Kevin Hines, who at 19 attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, Hines is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker, and author who developed the movie as a way to focus on the devastating effects of suicide and the efforts of advocacy, inspiration, and hope that are helping millions heal and stay alive.


“Suicide may be a difficult subject to consider, particularly when it concerns young people,” says Sue Hahn, a BCPS project specialist who heads Parent U, “but with the stresses and strains our students encounter nowadays, it’s a topic every parent needs to know about.”  


Parent University is a resource of Baltimore County Public Schools that uses in-person workshops and online resources and videos to help parents, caregivers, and families better support their students.