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Mental Health Advocate to Share Story

Kevin Hines, an author and documentary filmmaker, will speak about mental well-being and suicide prevention in an event hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services.

Hines’ webinar is at 1 p.m. on Sept. 29. The event is free for CSUSM students, faculty and staff, who can register to attend online.

Two years after Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, Hines dedicates himself to saving lives by spreading a message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well.

Hines published his memoir, "Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt," in 2013 and produced the award-winning documentary "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" in 2018. Mental Health America awarded Hines its highest honor, the Clifford W. Beers Award, in 2016 for his efforts to improve the lives of, and attitudes toward, people with mental illnesses.

Hines will share his story and speak about ending the stigma that accompanies mental health by spreading a message of hope.


What: Mental well-being and suicide prevention presentation hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services

Who: Kevin Hines, mental health and suicide prevention advocate and documentary filmmaker

When: 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29

Where: Zoom (link available by registering online)

Cost: Free for CSUSM students, faculty and staff

Tickets: Register online

Media Contact

Eric Breier, Public Affairs Specialist

ebreier@csusm.edu | Office: 760-750-7314