A local Girl Scout, Brittany Boetticher, has teamed with the JT Connect township organization to present a feature-length documentary focusing on the devastating effects of suicide. The film, titled Suicide: The Ripple Effect, also shows the positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration, and hope that are helping millions to heal and stay alive.

The film highlights the story of Kevin Hines, who attempted to take his life at age 19 by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin is now a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker, and author who travels the globe with his message of hope, recovery, and wellness.

The free film showing is part of Project Speak Out, which is Brittany’s Girl Scout Gold Award activity. “I am committed to educate and raise awareness about suicide prevention,” she said.

The presentation is on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Jefferson Township High School (1010 Weldon Road). For more information, contact Brittany at 973-527-5703 or brittany.boetticher@gmail.com.

Film trailer:

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