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Hospice of Michigan Partners With Lighthouse for Veterans, Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan—be nice to Host Educational Event on Suicide Loss and Prevention

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 8, 2018) – Members of the community who would like to learn more about suicide loss and prevention are invited to attend a special screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect, on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Bulldog Cinema, located at 1100 Maple St. in Big Rapids. Hospice of Michigan is partnering with Lighthouse for Veterans and the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan – be nice for this screening.

The movie tells the story of Kevin Hine’s suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world.

A panel discussion will be featured following the movie, and additional community resources will also be available, including an action plan on how to help someone who might be contemplating suicide.

To register for this event, please contact Katie Gedraitis at kgedrait@hom.org or 231.527.0913.

Lighthouse for Veterans was established in November 2017 to remember those lost to veteran suicide, as well as their families, while also supporting the veterans who are still with us.

For more information, please visit www.hom.org or https://www.lighthouseforveterans.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 6,500 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701.