Life-saving film coming to Buffalo County

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The World Theatre will host a special screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect on Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. Together, McKenna’s Rae of Hope Foundation, the Central Nebraska LOSS Team, Buffalo County Community Partners’ Suicide Prevention Coalition, and the World Theatre bring this screening to Buffalo County.

Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide. In the United States alone, there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 44,000 deaths by suicide. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly impacted, according to the Buffalo County Community Partners.

With strong endorsements from some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts, this film has screenings planned around the world starting March 13. The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive, and has become the world’s most prominent suicide prevention speaker and advocate.

The film is recommended for all people 10 years old and older. This event is the first of a series of suicide prevention events happening this spring. To learn more, visit

Viewers must “pre-order” tickets by visiting our screening page at Tickets are $5 plus fees. For discounted ticket information, please contact Jill Schubauer at

Suicide: The Ripple Effect is using the Gathr Films Theatrical on Demand model for US distribution, which allows suicide prevention advocates to bring people together to view this film and discuss the topic. This event will have a tremendous positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts in our community.

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