Kevin Hines: Speaker, Survivor, Film Maker
Date(s) - 09/09/2023
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Lantern of Light, a faith-based suicide prevention ministry, presents Kevin Hines – speaker, survivor, and filmmaker. Kevin’s story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19, he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is now one of only 36 people who’ve survived that 220-foot jump. Though that fall would break his body, it did not break his spirit. Since that fateful day, Kevin has dedicated his life to spreading a message of hope and openly discussing mental health, frequently becoming a bridge between people who have made similar attempts and their parents, siblings, children, spouses and friends. In 2016, Mental Health America awarded him its highest honor, the Clifford W. Beers Award, for his efforts to improve the lives of, and attitudes toward, people with mental illnesses. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded him more than 30 military excellence medals as a civilian. The local band Messenger will perform lively Christian music for part of the event. Over 20 agencies will be on hand to share what they are doing to prevent suicide, and how you too can learn to prevent suicide. All are invited to attend this inspirational event!