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Brain Injury Awareness - Suicide Prevention

The relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and suicide has been confirmed in many global studies. Several studies indicating that individuals with TBI's had a 3-times higher risk of dying by suicide than people without a history of traumatic brain injury. #Awareness #Education #Prevention #Help #Hope

The United Spinal Association - Louisiana Chapter, Brain Injury Association of Louisiana and Brain Injury Association of Mississippi is hosting a Virtual Screening of the "My Ascension" documentary (90 minutes), followed by an important dialogue related to suicide prevention.

My Ascension is a film that was created to inspire and educate audiences, while providing a spark to help individuals and communities save lives by enhancing suicide prevention efforts. Register for the event using this link: www.ascensionbrainandspine.eventbrite.com

Film synopsis -A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature length documentary that chronicles Emma's inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and 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.

Event speakers include: Emma Benoit, My Ascension, Tamara Green - Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana , Greg Dicharry, -My Ascension Director and others.

Brain Injury Association of Mississippi | 1640 Lelia Drive, Suite 100 | Jackson, MS 39296

Contact us: lmoss@msbraininjury.org or on our website: msbraininjury.org

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