Surviving A Suicide Attempt: Kevin Hines’ Story | WFAE

Some people reach a point where they feel the only solution to their problems is to take their own lives. Kevin Hines reached that point and chose to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of the few to survive that leap and today, he is a mental health advocate and author of the book “Cracked, Not Broken.” He joins us to tell his story and talk about mental health. We’ll also hear from local mental health providers about where help is available.
Kevin Hines is the author of “Cracked, Not Broken,” and a suicide survivor.

Some people reach a point where they feel the only solution to their problems is to take their own lives. Kevin Hines reached that point and chose to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of the few to survive that leap and today, he is a mental health advocate and author of the book “Cracked, Not Broken.” Hines is in Davidson this week for a series of events hosted by Davidson LifeLine. On Charlotte Talks today, he tells his story and talks about mental health. We’ll also hear from local mental health experts – Lynn Hennighausen of Davidson LifeLine and Tom Getteleman of Carolinas HealthCare System – about where help is available.

LISTEN TO KEVIN

I produced this program for WFAE’s “Charlotte Talks.” It aired at 9am Monday, Oct. 12, and was schedule to re-air at 9pm. It’s also available for streaming/podcast at the link below.

Oct. 12, 2015, WFAE.org, “Surviving a Suicide Attempt: Kevin Hines’ Story” | WFAE

EVENTS IN DAVIDSON

Kevin Hines is in Davidson this week at the invitation of Davidson LifeLine, a nonprofit mental health awareness group formed in 2012 after a rash of suicides and suicide attempts in and around Davidson.

  • Monday, Oct. 12, 8am to 5pm – Mental Health First Aid-Youth Version
  • Monday, Oct. 12, 4:30-5:30pm, Main Street Books, 125 S. Main St., Davidson – Author Kevin Hines will be signing books and meeting the public.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7-8:30pm, Davidson College – Kevin Hines speaks on “Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt”

For a full schedule, visit http://www.davidsonlifeline.org/

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