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FirstLink to host film festival focused on suicide prevention

The festival will be held Thursday, April 28.

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Cindy Miller organizes the FirstLink table in preparation for the annual community picnic held by Fargo police in 2014.
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FARGO — FirstLink will give area youth a chance to speak out about mental health and suicide prevention through film.

FirstLink answers the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and 211 phone lines for all of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota, and the number of calls from young people increased from 2020 to 2021, according to the organization.

"We hear them saying that they are ready to talk about mental health and suicide, but that the adults in their lives are not," FirstLink said in a statement.

FirstLink plans to host a film festival with the theme of mental health and suicide prevention at the Fargo Theatre on Thursday, April 28.

High school and college students are encouraged to enter their projects.

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First, second and third place winners will be chosen in both high school and college categories, with cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500, respectively.

More information can be found at myfirstlink.org/filmfestival

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