Free Screening of the Documentary “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” at FSW

APRIL 16, 2019 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will hold a screening of the documentary “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” tonight at 6 p.m. in Building J-103, on the Thomas Edison Campus in Fort Myers. The film screening is free and the community is invited to attend. Following the film, a discussion will be held on how to further raise awareness and stop the stigma attached to mental health issues. Attendees will also be provided a list of mental health resources. Donations for the local mental health non-profit organization Andrew’s Anthem will also be accepted.

The documentary tells the story of Kevin Hines, who attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge when he was 19 years old. In this documentary, he shares his struggles with mental health and teaches us how to turn pain into power.

The screening is part of the Mental Health Matters initiative at FSW. The initiative was created by FSW employees to address the mental health issues college students face. The initiative organizes college events for students, employees and the community to raise awareness about mental health issues and embolden individuals to break the stigma of mental illness.

For more information, contact FSW Psychology Professor Terri Housley at 239-489-9452 or thousley@fsw.edu.

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Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and most affordable institution of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees and professional certifications, several with 100 percent licensure pass and job placements rates. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW will debut its first Women’s Volleyball program in Fall 2019. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.

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