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'Evelyn':Suicide Awareness Film screening and Discussion

'Evelyn':Suicide Awareness Film screening and Discussion

Mon 11 November 2019 17:00-19:30

St Leonards Land Moray House

 

 

Monday 11th November 5 pm for refreshments. The film starts at 5:30 pm. This event is open to all students at the university, with a screening of the film 'Evelyn' for Mental Health Awareness week.

 

Worldwide, an estimated 20 million people attempt suicide every year. These figures are shocking, but they also show that suicidal feelings are something that many of us may experience at some point in our lives. Despite increased public awareness, suicide and mental health problems still carry a huge stigma, which stops people from sharing their feelings or struggles.

 

This event includes the screening of the film EVELYN, the true story of one family coming to terms with the loss of their brother and son to suicide. The feature documentary explores the fabric of grief and the longevity of love, raising awareness of the difficulties that are faced by those who struggle with suicidal thoughts and those who support them.

 

Refreshments will be available at the event along with information and resources. There will be time for conversations at the end to signpost sources of support but please note that the event is a not a space for crisis intervention. www.evelynmovie.com/trailer

 

FREE EVENT