Next to one of the Midwest Theater 35mm projectors, executive director Billy Estes holds up the two-page spread highlighting the theater in the January/February edition of Nebraska Life magazine. SCOTTSBLUFF – Sometimes, a small action can make a big difference.

When Kevin Hines visited Scottsbluff two years ago, he spoke the day he decided to take his life. He decided that if one person had asked him if he was okay, he wouldn’t do it.

No one did. Hines survived his attempt and has dedicated his life to speaking about mental illness and his attempt at suicide.

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” highlights the journey of Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The film, which chronicles his personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his work since will play at the Midwest Theater on Aug.

8. “We have a need for getting over the stigma of mental illness in general,” said Ryan Larson, community care and disaster coordinator at Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority. Read more from…

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