Cracked, Not Broken - Kevin Hines
EMU Today | Friday, March 10: Kevin Hines, the survivor of a suicide attempt off of the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, will share his story and his journey supporting emotional well being at Eastern Michigan University on Monday, March 13. The event, which is sponsored by Eastern’s Office of Student Well-Being and the Athletics Department, features two presentations – at 7 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Admission is open to all and there is no cost to attend.
Hines is one of only a few of the 2,000 people who have attempted suicide from the Golden Gate Bridge to survive. In the 17 years since his nearly fatal try, Hines indicates he has become a bridge between the many mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, spouses, friends, and loved ones who made similar acts. Hines also states that in sharing his story, he is fostering a critical bridge of hope between life and death for people caught in the pain of living with serious mental illness, difficult life circumstances, and more. READ MORE...
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