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D. 202 parent group to show "Suicide - The Ripple Effect" film

District 202 will screen the movie “Suicide - The Ripple Effect” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 in the auditorium at Plainfield South High School, 7800 W. Caton Farm Road, Plainfield.

This free event is open to the community. It’s presented by the District 202 Plainfield Parent Community Network (PPCN).

The movie features Kevin Hines, who is one of only 36 people to survive jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Hines was attempting to take his own life but says that he realized immediately that he’d made a terrible mistake. Now, he uses his story to help others find hope and stay alive.

The film also includes some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts and highlights people using their own experiences with suicide to support others.

“It is a sad reality of the world today that many people, both adults and adolescents, think about committing suicide,” said Tim Albores, District 202 director of high school student services. Albores helped create the PPCN.

“We hope that showing this movie will help anyone having those thoughts to seek appropriate assistance and find the hope they need to move ahead,” Albores said.

District 202 social workers, special education administrators and counselors formed the PPCN in fall 2016 to support parents with common parenting needs.

This is the third PPCN program this school year. A committee comprising district administrators, principals, counselors and community members oversees the PPCN.

Please visit please visit www.plainfieldparentcommunitynetwork.org for more information about the PPCN including podcasts of past programs.

Professional development credits (CEUs and CPDUs) will be available for teachers and counselors attending this program.