My Ascension Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Youth Suicide Prevention

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/20/2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Fontainebleau High School

Categories


A documentary film and important dialogue related to youth wellness and suicide prevention.

About this event

NAMI St. Tammany presents “My Ascension”, a film screening and panel discussion on youth suicide prevention on Thursday, April 21 at 5:30pm at Fontainebleau High School Auditorium. This documentary film was created to inspire and educate audiences, while providing a spark to help individuals and communities enhance suicide prevention efforts and save lives. Free and open to the public.

About the Film

A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the in the United States. My Ascension is a feature length documentary that chronicles Emma’s inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.

Immediately following the 90-minute film, we will host a panel discussion which will include Emma Benoit, along with community members and behavioral health representatives.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Join us early for a Meet & Greet with Emma and learn about local resources. The film presentation will begin at 6:00pm.

“My Ascension”, is directed by Greg Dicharry and produced by SmileStyle Entertainment. This NAMI St. Tammany community education event is funded, in part, by the generous support of Chevron.

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