7. Apr, 2016

Recovery happens....Meet the living proof... Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines is a name that I have come across several times during my research into mental health. He has helped implement changes to policies within the emergency services.

He makes up less than 1% of the population because he jumped off the Golden Bridge and survived.He lived to tell his tale and it is one that is difficult to share, but he has done it... and I know that by doing so, he has saved many lives, brought a better global understanding to mental health and certainly inspired many people.

Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, suicide prevention and mental health advocate who reaches audiences 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 around the globe.

He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Behavioral Health in partnership with Eli Lilly. Kevin has also been awarded by SAMSHA as a Voice Awards Fellow and Award Winner, an Achievement Winner by the US Veterans Affairs and received several Marine General’s Medals.

Kevin sits on the boards of the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), the Bridge Rail Foundation (BRF) and the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF).

Please have a look at his website: http://www.kevinhinesstory.com for more information.