Lindner Center of HOPE’s Community Education Day is an afternoon of enhancing awareness about the facts of mental illness and addiction. Knowledge helps break down stigma and encourages individuals and families to seek life-changing help.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Manor House Banquet & Conference Center
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Speaker: Kevin Hines
Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who is using the power of his voice to reach millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live.
Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four (less than 1%) to survive the fall and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy internationally.
Through his tireless advocacy and policy efforts of over ten years, Kevin has been a leading champion for constructing a suicide prevention net on the Golden Gate Bridge and was instrumental in success of the approved funding on June 2014.
In the summer of 2013, Kevin released his bestselling memoir titled Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt.