Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention
Event date: January 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Film Screening & Panel Discussion
In June 2014, Ryan Candice, a high-achieving student at the University of Missouri, took his life days before his 21st birthday. Shocked and saddened, his friends formed the nonprofit Project Wake Up to learn and educate others about one of the fastest growing causes of death in the country. Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention is a result of their efforts.
This documentary film sheds light on four different groups with varied stories to tell about suicide—American veterans, members of the LGBTQ community, university students, and gun owners. It is the first film of its kind to introduce to the public America’s ever-changing fight against suicide.
Attendees will be sent a link to watch the film anytime January 20-27. On January 27, join us for a virtual panel discussion with representatives from Project Wake Up and local experts. We want to demystify the myths surrounding suicide, and empower people to speak more openly and take action to raise awareness about mental health and suicide.
Recommended age for film and panel discussion: 18 years and older.