Kevin Hines - Suicide Survivor and Mental Health Advocate

Part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture Series

Best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate Kevin Hines, who survived a suicide attempt by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, inspires and educates others about living mentally healthy in the hopes of preventing more suicides.

Hines has reached millions with his inspiring personal story of unlikely survival. At age 19, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, his strong will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide, and his journey to wellness has become a bridge of hope between life and death to others who seek ways to overcome mental pain and suffering.

Hines spreads encouraging messages about living mentally healthy and the importance of seeking help and support during times of crisis, while underscoring the power of the human spirit to guide us in finding meaning, gratitude, and purpose in life. Candid, upbeat and full of hope and healing, he touches the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere as he delivers practical yet powerful skills for building a life-long mental wellness toolkit for oneself, and for your loved ones.