Thirteen years ago, Kevin Hines jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge – and survived.
Now Hines is the author of Cracked, Not Broken, a book about the experience and his recovery from that day. He's speaking at Dominican University Monday night as part of a “The Truth about Suicide” event co-hosted by the North Bay Suicide Prevention Program of Family Service Agency of Marin and Dominican’s Student Life.
Hines' book, which is on the bestseller list on Amazon.com, explains his experience with mental health challenges, his ongoing recovery and his efforts to reach out to people who are depressed or considering suicide.
Counselors for Family Service Agency of Marin will be available to help students discuss Hines’ presentation and to offer suicide prevention and mental health resources following the event at Angelico Hall.
The North Bay Suicide Prevention Project is funded by the voter approved Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63). The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CalMHSA operates services and education programs on a statewide, regional and local basis.
The 411: Cracked, Not Broken author Kevin Hines speaks on Monday, September 30, from 7-9 p.m. in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California. Doors open at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.