Suicide Survivor Kevin Hines to Speak at Our Savior's
Suicide survivor, activist and storyteller Kevin Hines will speak from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church Celebration Center (909 W 33rd St). This event is presented by the Helpline Center, the Augustana University Dean of Students Office, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation and Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
The event is free, however registration is required. Register today.
About Kevin Hines
In September 2000, Kevin Hines leapt off the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to commit suicide.
In the nearly 18 years since, Hines has become a voice for those struggling with the pain of mental illness and difficult life circumstances.
"His refreshing honesty, realism, advocacy and appreciation of the complex conditions that contribute to mental illness is a much-needed guiding light through the darkness of societal stigma and discrimination," said Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, assistant professor of psychology at Bryn Athyn College.
In 2016, Mental Health America awarded Hines its highest honor, The Clifford W. Beers Award, for his efforts to improve the lives of and attitudes toward people with mental illnesses. Previously, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Behavioral Health in partnership with Eli Lilly. Hines sits on the boards of the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), the Bridge Rail Foundation (BRF) and the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) and also serves on the Survivors Committee of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
He is the author of "Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After A Suicide Attempt."