EVELYN – a free suicide prevention event presented by the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute

Friday 22 November 2019: Suicide prevention is the theme of mental health awareness campaigns in Bermuda this year. It’s the reason the Mental Health Awareness Committee at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute chose to screen EVELYN, a moving documentary which chronicles one family’s unique effort to come to terms with the suicide of their son and brother, Evelyn.

“Suicide is a difficult subject for many people to talk about or try and face,” said Shanay Scott, chairperson of the Mental Health Awareness Committee and organiser of the free screening event.

“We encourage not only those in our community who have lost loved ones to suicide, to attend this event, but anyone interested in the subject. Human Resources professionals, counsellors and clergy may gain deeper insight and understanding that may better equip them to help survivors as well as those contemplating suicide.”

Critically acclaimed, EVELYN was created by the Academy Award winning filmmakers of The White Helmets and Virunga.  It follows Evelyn’s family 14 years after his death as they decide to walk the length of the UK to try and talk about him – something they had failed to do until that time.

Free to the public, EVELYN will be shown at 3:30pm on Sunday 1 December at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI). Doors will open at 3pm and a brief panel discussion will follow the screening.

For more information email shanay.scott@bhb.bm.

 Click here to see a trailer of  EVELYN 

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With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda's second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world's leading specialist hospitals.

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