Human Rights commission to show free documentary

Published 12:10 pm Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Albert Lea Human Rights Commission is offering a free documentary film next week.

“The Choice of a Lifetime: Returning from the Brink of Suicide” will show at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway.

A flier circulated by the Albert Lea Human Rights Commission states that a suicide attempt is made every minute in the United States, and every 17 minutes an attempt is fatal.

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The documentary is told from the point of view of six people, ages 21 to 73, who stepped back from committing suicide.

“In candid interviews, they examine the circumstances that led to their despair, the forces that pulled them back from the brink and the methods of healing they discovered,” the flier states.