A POWERFUL new documentary called Suicide: the Ripple Effect is screening throughout Australia and can be seen at Reading Cinemas, Mandurah next month.
The film follows survivor Kevin Hines on a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends and the people who saved him.
It also shines a light on inspirational individuals, families and organisations who are using personal pain to help others find hope.
The film features Australians such as Suicide Prevention chief executive Sue Murray, Neighbours and Survivor star Sam Webb and indigenous ex-NRL/boxing champion Joe Williams.
At 19, Hines threw himself off San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
He is one of more than 2000 people to attempt suicide from the bridge and one of just 36 to survive.
Eighteen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life but is using his story to help others stay alive.
In 2013, he wrote the best selling memoir Cracked Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt.
More recently he has spread his message online with a Buzzfeed Facebook video that reached more than 110 million.
If you or someone you know needs support, contact the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
WHAT: Suicide: The Ripple Effect
WHERE: Reading Cinemas, Mandurah.
WHEN: Monday, October 8.