Film Shares Teen’s Story to Put Focus on Suicide Prevention

By UWM News

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a free viewing of “My Ascension, a Documentary Film to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide,” on Feb. 8, from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Alumni Fireside Lounge in the UWM Student Union.

This impactful and ultimately hopeful film tells the story of Emma Benoit, a teen struggling with anxiety and depression who attempted suicide at age 16. Through her story, it also delves into the experiences of families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts. The film screening will be followed by a talk-back session.