DOCUMENTARY “THE RIPPLE EFFECT” HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH

“Be here tomorrow,” is a simple phrase spreading across the country when it comes to mental health and suicide prevention thanks to one man’s journey following his attempt to take his life.

At age 19, Kevin Hines jumped 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.

Thanks to sponsorship from the Student Health and Counseling Center, the vice president’s office of the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of the Provost, Sam Houston State University will host Hines on campus for a keynote address on mental health next semester. However, before that event, the campus community is encouraged to attend a screening of his documentary “The Ripple Effect” on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. in Olsen auditorium.

The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it had on those impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.

Hines will visit Sam Houston State University on Feb. 12, 2020 to deliver his keynote speech in the LSC ballroom.

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