11/14/2017 - Golden Gate Jump Survivor To Speak At CSC
Chadron State College’s Project Strive/TRiO, in conjunction with Student Senate and the Diversity Committee, is sponsoring a presentation by Kevin Hines on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM at Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public. There will also be a book signing following the presentation.
Hines, who is one of only 36 Golden Gate Bridge jump survivors, focuses his presentation on surviving a 2000 suicide attempt. He detailed the account in his 2013 bestselling memoir titled, “Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After A Suicide Attempt.” His story was featured in a 2006 film, “The Bridge,” by director and producer Eric Steel. Hines is currently producing a documentary entitled “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.”
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. He has also been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Behavioral Health in partnership with Eli Lilly. He has been named an Achievement Winner by the U.S. Veterans Affairs and received more than 30 U.S. military excellence medals as a civilian.