ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD – Screening & NAMI Discussion Panel

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October 27, 2018


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Please join us for the Hawaii return of the highly acclaimed Andy Irons: Kissed by God, a new film from Teton Gravity Research.

Kissed by God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily.
Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the “People’s Champion.” He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of the internal battles that led to his demise.
As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

This film will be shown at the conclusion of the NAMI Walks Hawaii 5K fundraising walk.  Following the film will be a panel discussion on the importance of mental health and substance abuse treatment with Andy Irons’ widow Lyndie Irons, NAMI Mental Heath Advisor & Advocate Kathleen Rhoads Merriam, moderated by Beth-Ann Kozlovitch the Senior Development Officer for Kahi Mohala.