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Youth Suicide Prevention Event

My Ascension

Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Youth Suicide Prevention Event at John Wood Community College
Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium
1301 S 48th St, Quincy IL  62305

6:00 pm - Meet & Greet, Resources & Refreshments

6:30 pm - Film Starts

THE FILM: A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and stay alive.

MY ASCENSION is a feature-length documentary that chronicles Emma's inspiring journey and quest to walk again and also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts. 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.

The 90-minute film screening will be followed by an important panel discussion related to youth suicide prevention.

The panel will include a mental health clinician, faith leaders, law enforcement, family member impacted by suicide, and school officials.

This is a FREE event!

Thank you to the Max Wombles Memorial Golf Tournament committee for your wonderful gift to the ACSPC.  The tournament committee recently presented the ACSPC with a gift of  $20, 314 - proceeds from the memorial tournament.  The golf tournament was held in late October and was held in memory of Maxwell Wombles, a young man who lost his life to suicide in December, 2021.