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Connections: Kevin Hines on Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

Oct 20, 2015

Kevin Hines is one of 34 people out of about 2,000 to survive a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Hines fell 220 feet, plunged 80 feet underwater, and made it back to the surface. He is now an advocate for strong mental health and suicide prevention.

On Tuesday, October 20, Hines will share his story as a guest of  NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, during the organization's 14th Annual Jessica Henderson Memorial Event. He joins us on Connections to tell his story of why he jumped, how he survived, and how he continues to thrive. Our guests:

  • Kevin Hines, mental heath advocate and author of Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt
  • Kristina Mossgraber, events coordinator/walk manager, NAMI
  • Kimberly VanCamp, co-chair of the 14th Annual Jessica Henderson Memorial Event, NAMI; mental health court coordinator and judicial diversion program coordinator, Monroe County Supreme and County Court