Thrive Behavioral Health is among several Rhode Island mental health agencies that will host “The Watershed Event: It's time to start talking about mental health” on Monday, April 15, 2019. This event will educate community members on the symptoms of depression and suicidal ideations and connect individuals with tools that promote mental wellness.
The Watershed Event will take place at The Community College of Rhode Island’s Warwick Campus at 400 East Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in its main hall. The event is free and open to adults aged 18 and older. Its purpose is to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide; foster discussion related to these topics; and provide tools promoting mental health.
During this event, there will be a screening of the documentary The Ripple Effect (2018). The film, directed by Kevin Hines and Greg Dicharry, chronicles Hines’s personal struggle with depression. It focuses on the challenges many individuals experience when facing mental health issues such as thoughts of suicide. It also discusses the rippling effect suicide has not just on someone’s immediate circle of family and friends, but also on the community as a whole.
Following the film screening, attendees will be encouraged to explore an open-floor resource fair featuring over 15 organizations exhibiting tools that promote mental and physical well-being. For more information, contact Erika Cannon, LMHC at (401) 691-6000.