Premiere Film Event

Join us for an unforgettable evening in support of youth suicide prevention and mental health.

Special Guest: Emma Benoit

January 9, 2023

Mental Health Fair: 5:00 PM

Film: 6:00 PM

Q&A: 7:30 PM

Mayo Civic Center Suites - 102 - 105

About the Film

My Ascension chronicles the story of 16-year-old Dutchtown High School varsity cheerleader Emma Benoit, who was paralyzed by a suicide attempt, which propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and stay alive.

Special Guest: Emma Benoit

We are thrilled to announce that Emma Benoit, the film’s inspiration, will be joining us for an exclusive Q&A session after the screening. Don’t miss the chance to engage with this remarkable, compassionate individual. She is an inspiration and champion for the prevention of youth suicide.

Event Highlights

Mental Health Fair

A variety of mental health organizations will be on hand. See what the area offers for mental illness.

Film Screening

Watch Emma's inspiring story and her fight to end youth suicide.

Q&a With Emma Benoit

Ask Emma and mental health experts your questions.

Event Partners

Aidan’s Light is dedicated to awarding scholarships to graduates within the Kasson/Mantorville School district.  Our commitment extends to advocating for the prevention of youth suicide through charitable contributions to both national and local organizations. We focus on supporting initiatives that address youth suicide prevention and the treatment of mental health issues. Additionally, we aim to equip local schools with essential resources to raise awareness about youth mental health and actively work towards preventing youth suicide.

We would like to thank the Mayo Civic Center and Experience Rochester for their support of the event.  We are genuinely grateful for their indispensable contribution. We cannot do this without their support.

Mayo Civic Center is Southern Minnesota’s premier destination for local, regional, national and international conventions, entertainment, social and sporting opportunities. Serving as a vital economic generator for the region, Mayo Civic Center focuses on providing an exceptional experience by delivering world-class service and high-quality, versatile facilities

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What Students Have Said About My Ascension

"I think this screening event was a great way to show youg people that others care about them and that they are not alone."
"It was very helpful and I'm planning on talking to a couselor about my suicidal thoughts and struggles..”
“It helped me realize that you never know who is struggling and it gave me a better insight to check on the people who seem like they are okay."

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