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Friday film, campus social on mental health

Friday film, campus social on mental health

Taylor Schubauer, Aggie student, has coordinated a Friday event  to bring awareness to mental health resources. (Emily Grote / NCTA News photo)
Taylor Schubauer, Aggie student, has coordinated a Friday event to bring awareness to mental health resources. (Emily Grote / NCTA News photo)

By NCTA News

This article is part of a series of news stories from Aggie students in Dr. Reed's Human Relations class.

“There is nothing better than watching a film with your favorite snacks and your friends and family on a Friday night,” says NCTA Aggie Taylor Schubauer.

“Many may think it couldn’t get any better than that, however, it can be even greater,” says Schubauer, a freshman majoring in poultry production.

This Friday, at the NCTA Education Center auditorium, Schubauer is sharing a late-afternoon movie and reception to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention.

The public is invited to attend at 4:30 p.m. for a viewing of “The Ripple Effect” by Kevin Hines.

Hines, a survivor at age 19 of a suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge, now shares his personal story of how despair and regret became a life lesson for positivity and hope.

In addition to his filmed experiences, Hines also travels the country as a motivational speaker for mental health awareness.

“Through the film and his message, Kevin Hines gives light to the things we can do to help those who are struggling, just like he struggled as a teenager going into adulthood,” Schubauer says.

Following the film, a representative of Nebraska’s Region 3 Behavioral Health Services will be available for a discussion and to answer questions.

“I invite everyone to stay for a light social period of popcorn, desserts and refreshments,” Schubauer adds.

World Mental Health Day was observed Sunday, Oct. 10. Mental and behavioral health resources include:

  • Nebraska Family Helpline, 1-888-866-8660
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK

Schubauer selected the topic for her NCTA class in Human Relations, taught by Professor Eric Reed.

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activities including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.

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