Surviving Pain, Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness With Suicide Survivor That Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines
1st May, 2023
Today’s episode will be a challenge for some of you to listen to, but what my guest talks about in this episode is a very important and present issue that so many face. We all know someone that suffers with brain pain or mental health concerns, or maybe you are that someone. My guest will share his story of his suicide attempt, his miraclous survival, and why he know dedicates his life to helping other end their suffering and not deal with it alone.
Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world EVERY year and that number continues to rise. Because of this there is high likelihood that you or someone you know has been impacted by suicide.
***So I ask in advance, if you find this episode to serve anyone today…whether it be a parent concerned about their teenager, someone you know struggling with mental health, or just to get this message out as far and wide as it needs to…Please do share it, you can help save lives today.***
Welcome my guest, Kevin Hines. He is one of only thirty-six (less than 1%) to survive the fall from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin is a storyteller. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
In 2013, Kevin released his bestselling memoir titled Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After A Suicide Attempt. Then in 2018 released Suicide: The Ripple Effect. “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive.
Now let’s talk about this subject:
“Surviving Pain, Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness With Suicide Survivor That Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines”
Are you or anyone you know suffering from brain pain, mental health illness, depression, or suicide ideation? We all know someone that is, although we don’t know how to help them. Today, Kevin Hines suicide survivor shares his story of survival and how he has be able to manage his brain pain, depression, and suicide ideation that he still experiences to this day. It is his mission to help others by sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
“Routine is the greatest way to battle brain pain”
We Talk About:
- Kevin walking through the day he attempted suicide
- Rippleeffectfilm.com documentary
- Preparing your kid for pain
- Suicide awareness
- What could of helped him knowing what he knows today
- Talking about your pain
- Sharing my attempt of suicide
- How can someone take action and help the person suffering
- Some tools to help besides traditional therapy
- Red flags to look for
- Nurturing our brain health
- His 10 step program: The Art of Wellness
- Kevin’s response to the statement “people that commit suicide are selfish”
- How parents can support their child in the home
- Recite, repeat, believe
- Social media and the harmful effects
- What to do before using medical intervention
- How can we continue to support Kevin Hines share his message
- The Net documentary
“If you were to leave with us a piece of wisdom you have learned in your life’s journey, what would that life lesson be that you would love to share with us today?
Resources included in episode
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