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'Suicide: The Ripple Effect' will show from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 10; 'Angst' will show from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18

Oregon City Together, a local Drug-Free Community coalition aimed at preventing youth marijuana use and underage drinking, has chosen two movies to offer free to the community.

The first movie is "Suicide: The Ripple Effect," which will show from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 10 at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Theater, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

It chronicles the inspiring story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, Hines has been on a mission to use his story to help others find the recovery and hope to stay alive. The film features some of the world's leading suicide-prevention experts.

The second movie, "Angst," will show from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Oregon City High School Auditorium, 19761 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

It explores anxiety, its causes and effects and what people can do about it.

"The Oregon Student Wellness Survey shows an increasing number of Oregon City middle and high school students are experiencing considerable stress and anxiety," said Laura Poore, chair of Oregon City Together. "Anxious youth are more likely than others to use marijuana and alcohol. The movie showcases healthy alternatives."

Both films are free. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP at octogether.org/healthy-futures-film-series.

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