Lachlan Area Suicide Prevention Group to screen Suicide - The Ripple Effect movie

BE HERE TOMORROW: The Lachlan Area Suicide Prevention Network is hosting a free screening of "Suicide - The Ripple Effect" on Thursday, May 16.

BE HERE TOMORROW: The Lachlan Area Suicide Prevention Network is hosting a free screening of "Suicide - The Ripple Effect" on Thursday, May 16.

The Lachlan Area Sucide Prevention Network (LASPN) is hosting a free screening of "Suicide - The Ripple Effect", a feature length documentary focusing on the devastating effects of suicide.

The phenonomen known as "The Ripple Effect" indicates the very many ways people are impacted on by losing someone they care for by suicide.

LASPN member Dianne Gill says suicide prevention is a community concern.

"Every day eight people die by suicide and two thirds of those dying by suicide are males," Di said.

"In rural areas our men are four times more at risk of dying by suicide than their city counterparts and unfortunately our Aboriginal people are six time more likely to die by suicide."

Suicide leaves many family, friends and colleagues grieving and asking questions which may never be answered.

"Some questions that are asked include; "Was I not worth staying around for?", "How did I miss the signs?", and "Why didn't they just say something to me?"," Di said.

"There can be positive effects by bringing a community together to prevent further episodes of suicide from happening."

The film will screen upstairs at the Parkes Services Club on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm.

A light supper will be provided. Please phone 0400 137 300 with numbers for catering purposes.