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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to Screen “Dead Poets Society” in Memoriam of Robin Williams During World Suicide Prevention Week on September 10

AFSP partners with eflixir.com, We-Care.com to raise awareness about suicide prevention

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in partnership with movie/cause site eflixir.com and charity shopping site We-Care.com, is memorializing Robin Williams and promoting mental health awareness with a screening of Dead Poets Society in New York during National Suicide Prevention Week, on Wednesday, September 10.

“In his memory and in gratitude for the laughter and tears he gave us, we are inviting the public to help others who might be living with mental illness to seek treatment.”

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the event at the French Institute’s Florence Gould Hall Theatre will include a screening of Williams’ beloved film, preceded by a short panel discussion featuring national leaders from the mental health field on the subjects of battling depression and suicide prevention.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.we-care.com/RobinWilliams.

All proceeds will benefit the AFSP. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has 67 local chapters with events nationwide.

eflixir.com will donate $1.00 to AFSP for every Robin Williams film streamed on the eflixir.com site throughout the month of September.

We-Care.com will be featuring AFSP as Cause of the Month, encouraging new users to support AFSP with their online shopping.

“Robin Williams entertained and inspired us all with his comic brilliance and his soulful performances,” eflixir.com President Marc Erlbaum said. “In his memory and in gratitude for the laughter and tears he gave us, we are inviting the public to help others who might be living with mental illness to seek treatment.”

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the nation’s leading organization in the fight against suicide, bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. More information can be found at http://www.afsp.org.

We-Care.com allows users to support their favorite nonprofit, school or association every time they shop at over 2700 online merchants—at no cost to the user. More information can be found at www.we-care.com.

eflixir.com is a charitable film website that curates thousands of uplifting Hollywood films and donates to a charity each time a film is watched. More information can be found at http://eflixir.com.

To continue the conversation through social media, use #EndSuicide.

Contacts

AFSP
Alexis O’Brien, 347-826-3577
aobrien@afsp.org
or
We-Care.com
Gina Navani, 212-678-2520, ext. 234
gnavani@we-care.com
or
eflixir.com
Marc Erlbaum, 610-999-6381
merl@eflixir.com