When he was 19 years old, Kevin Hines threw himself off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco. Tormented by a variety of mental illnesses - in his own words - "haphazardly following his treatment plan - but really not" - he decided to end his own life.
My conversation with Kevin Hines this morning, as our special series on mental health, "Don't Believe Everything You Think: Talking about Suicide, " continues on Northland Morning.
Kevin Hines is at work on a documentary project called Suicide: The Ripple Effect with John Gilbert.
Here are some additional links for more helpful information:
- Kevin's ten step plan outlined in his article "After My Suicide Attempt, I Made This Plan to Stay Alive and Well"
- Read more about Kevin's story here
- Look for help here:
The Mental Health Week on KUMD was made possible in part by the Human Development Center, Miller-Dwan Foundation and the St. Luke’s Foundation.