Community members are invited to a free suicide prevention film screening and panel featuring suicide attempt survivor/mental health advocate Emma Benoit. Doors open at 12:30
The event is free and open to the public. It includes a screening of Benoit’s 90-minute documentary “My Ascension,” which follows the journey of Benoit’s suicide attempt in 2017. Following the documentary, Benoit and local individuals will take part in a panel with audience Q&A.
Support and resources for those struggling with mental health will be available.
It is sponsored by Newport Healthcare, PrairieCare and South Central College.
Now 23, Emma Benoit became dedicated to suicide prevention after surviving a suicide attempt as a 16-year-old. Her attempt resulted in a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed but helped her find faith and purpose, propelling her on a mission to use her experience and recovery to help others. Visit MyAscension.us to learn more about the film.
Crisis Support: If you or someone you know needs help, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.