Suicide survivor to share his story of hope

Suicide survivor to share his story of hope

Kevin Hines
Kevin Hines

Suicide survivor and activist Kevin Hines will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium, 1400 R St.

In 2000, Hines jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge after recently being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and hearing voices that told him he had to die. Hines is one of only 36 people to survive the fall. Since then, he has become a mental health advocate, sharing his story around the world.

In 2013, Hines released his bestselling memoir, "Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt." He is a board member of the International Bipolar Foundation, the Mental Health Association of San Francisco and the Survivors Committee of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of Behavioral Health and the Clifford W. Beers Award from Mental Health America.

The event, sponsored by the University Program Council, is free for students and $5 for faculty, staff and the public.

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