Tickets still available for documentary screening

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 12:34:28-04

A limited number of tickets are still available for the local screening of a documentary about suicide.

A Healing Arts Collective is hosting the screening of the documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ James Devin Moncus Theater.

The documentary focuses on Kevin Hines, who tried to take his own life at the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find hope and stay alive. As part of that mission, he has teamed with filmmaker Greg Dicharry to produce the film, which had its world premiere at the Baton Rouge International Film Festival.

Following the film, a discussion with an expert panel will bring clarity to questions from the audience. 
Members of the panel will include:

  • Dr. Sarah Brabant, retired professor of Sociology at UL-Lafayette and a pioneer in the field of education on death and dying
  • Dr. DeAnn Kalich, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Child & Family Studies at ULL and board president of the Jacob Crouch Foundation
  • Louis Deshotels, MSW, LCSW, BACS, a clinical social worker and therapist in private practice in Lafayette 

Moderating the discussion will be Becca Begnaud, a healing arts practitioner and traiteur who has survived the suicide of her father and daughter, mental illness, cancer, and Legionnaires’ disease.

Tickets are $16 and available by clicking here.

For more information, call 337-230-8615 or visit