MAWI To Host Suicide Prevention Event

November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Suicide prevention is the theme of mental health awareness campaigns in Bermuda this year, and it’s the reason the Mental Health Awareness Committee at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute chose to screen Evelyn, a moving documentary which chronicles one family’s unique effort to come to terms with the suicide of their son and brother, Evelyn.

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“Suicide is a difficult subject for many people to talk about or try and face,” said Shanay Scott, chairperson of the Mental Health Awareness Committee and organiser of the free screening event. “

“We encourage not only those in our community who have lost loved ones to suicide, to attend this event, but anyone interested in the subject. Human Resources professionals, counsellors, and clergy may gain deeper insight and understanding that may better equip them to help survivors as well as those contemplating suicide.”

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Critically acclaimed, Evelyn was created by the Academy Award winning filmmakers of The White Helmets and Virunga. It follows Evelyn’s family 14 years after his death as they decide to walk the length of the UK to try and talk about him – something they had failed to do until that time.

Trailer for Evelyn:

Free to the public, Evelyn will be shown at 3:30pm on Sunday 1 December at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI]. Doors will open at 3pm and a brief panel discussion will follow the screening.

For more information email shanay.scott@bhb.bm.

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