PBS Facing Suicide Preview Screening

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August 31, 2022
7:00pm Eastern Time
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Please join us Wednesday, August 31, at 7 PM, for a special preview screening of Facing Suicide. The film explores powerful stories of those impacted by suicide—one of America's most urgent health crises—and journey to the front lines of research with scientists whose work is leading to better prevention and treatment.

Following the screening, we invite you to participate in a conversation and audience Q&A with an esteemed group of local experts led by Dr. Carrie Brown, chief medical officer for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Audience participation is encouraged and you can ask the panelists questions either in person or online via the chat feature.


- Dr. Vivian Barnette, executive director, Counseling Services, NC A&T University

- Charnequa Kennedy, director, Counseling Center, North Carolina Central University

- Bobby Peters, Peer2Peer student counselor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

- Ashish George, director of public policy/psychiatric advance directives (PADs) specialist, NAMI NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

- Fonda Bryant, certified QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Suicide Prevention Instructor, Member-at-Large, NAMI NC Board of Directors and featured in the documentary, Facing Suicide

Thank you for supporting PBS North Carolina!

Thank you to our community partner, NAMI NC.

This event is made possible with a grant from TPT (Twin Cities Public Television).

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.

Video Description

Facing Suicide Preview Screening

Facing Suicide Preview Screening

150 minutes


  • Moderator Avatar
    Robert L. Rominger III, PhD.

    Assistant Professor Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

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