Take Note: Kevin Hines On Surviving And Thriving After A Suicide Attempt

Jan 6, 2017

Kevin Hines, author of "Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt"

In 2000, caught in the throes of serious mental illness, Kevin Hines hurled himself off the Golden Gate Bridge and lived to tell about it.  He’s one of thirty-six jumpers to survive the fall.  (More than 2,000 people have made that jump since the bridge was built in 1937.)  Patty Satalia talks with Hines, who has since dedicated his life to suicide prevention and fighting the stigma of mental illness. He made the commitment to share his story after a visiting priest at the Catholic hospital where he was treated told him he was called to share his testimony as a way of helping himself and others.