Pierce County Youth Mental Health Summit

Sunday, March 6, 2022
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Featuring My Ascension with Emma Benoit

Hosted by: Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402


This private screening is for Pierce County High School Students & their support systems.
Doors open at 1:30PM
We Are Currently at Capacity
For more information or questions contact: Ashley Mangum at ashley.mangum@multicare.org or 253-403-4201

Summit Agenda:

1:30pm – Doors Open
1:45pm – Welcome & Screening of My Ascension Documentary (90 minutes)
3:15pm – Panel featuring Emma Benoit and Pierce County community members and providers & Community. Community Resource Fair
5:00pm – Event Wrap Up

20 Young People Die by Suicide Every Day in the United States

According to the National Institute for Mental Health’s most current data which is from 2018 – Approximately 7600 young people under the age of 25 died by suicide.

Join us for a private screening of My Ascension: A Documentary Film and Movement to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide. A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature length documentary that chronicles Emma’s inspiring journey and quest to walk again as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.

The screening will be followed by a live Q & A with Emma Benoit, Pierce County providers and other community members.

For immediate help with a mental health crisis or thoughts of suicide:
contact the Pierce County Crisis Line 1-800-576-7764.
For immediate help: call 911 for a life-threatening emergency.