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Featured Speaker: Kevin Hines – “Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving after a Suicide Attempt” | May 17th
May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
In September 2000, Kevin Hines leapt off the Golden Gate Bridge, a method of suicide attempt that has resulted in death for most of the 2000 people who have made that jump since the bridge was erected in 1937. But Kevin is among the 36 (less than 1%) who have survived. He survived, and in the 16 years since his nearly fatal try, Kevin has become the bridge between the many mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, spouses, friends, and loved ones who made a similar acts. Each doing what they did to put an end to unimaginable suffering—and those left behind, wondering why? What could we have done to help?
Join CONNECT as we welcome global activist, suicide survivor, storyteller, and filmmaker Kevin Hines to Park City for a evening titled, “Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving after a Suicide Attempt.” Kevin’s will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide. His compelling story has touched diverse, global audiences within colleges and universities, high schools, corporations, clergy, military, clinicians, health and medical communities, law enforcement organizations, and various industries. Thousands have communicated to Hines that his story helped save their lives.
Kevin believes in the power of the human spirit and in the fact that you can find the ability to live mentally well. Kevin’s mantra: “Life is a gift, that is why they call it the present. Cherish it always.”
In the summer of 2013, Kevin released his bestselling memoir titled Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After A Suicide Attempt. He is currently producing a documentary entitled Suicide: The Ripple Effect.
Kevin Hines was recently interviewed by Tim Henney and Lynn Ware Peek of KPCW’s The Mountain Life. Listen to the interview here. He was also interviewed by the Park Record in an article published 5/13/2017: http://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city/kevin-hines-motivates-people-to-keep-on-living/
To view other videos of Kevin Hines and hear his extraordinary story, please click here: http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/video/
This event is free and open to the public.