United Solo: BLINDSIDED by Jeannette Rizzi

“Jeannette’s passion for suicide prevention is amazing; her drive and determination are unrelenting. The only way to stop
suicide is to talk about suicide. We are happy and honored to continue to support her in our joint effort to bring suicide
out of the shadows.” – Wendy Brant, President, Friends of the Crisis Center

Born to a nun and a monk in the small town of Alachua, Florida, Jeannette was always a standout kid…and also one who stood alone. Until she met her best friend Katie, who, tragically, at the age of 16, took her own life.

Blindsided is a raw personal journey filled with humor and insight that focuses on how Rizzi – at the age of 17 – sees her life dive into a tailspin after the suicide of her best friend. Rizzi struggles to find her spiritual and emotional compass, while facing off against her debilitating anxiety and depression. Thus, began Jeannette’s battle to sink or swim, or – in her case – live or die.

For tickets and more info, please go to http://www.unitedsolo.org/us/2019-blindsided. Short videos of the show can be viewed at http://www.jeannetterizzi.com/videos. High res photos and captions available at http://www.imgur.com/a/XZIkvUU. Running time: 80 minutes.

JEANNETTE RIZZI (writer/performer) found her calling in comedy at the age of 23, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. Inspired by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg and yes, even Cher, Jeannette started hitting comedy stages in earnest, eventually finding success beyond LA. She snagged accolades at Florida’s Funniest Comedian competition, the Time Warner On Demand Comedy Contest, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, the Tickled Pink Comedy Contest, and more.
Jeannette was also a featured comedian at the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, and earned the honor of hosting the Ovarian Cancer Circle’s Happily Ever Laughter event. http://www.JeannetteRizzi.com, http://www.twitter.com/jeannetterizzihttp://www.facebook.com/blindsidedgainesvillehttp://www.instagram.com/jeannetterizzi

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