On Monday, September 25, 2000, then nineteen-year-old Kevin Hines attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. That day, Hines, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder two years prior, became part of the 1% of people to survive the fall off the Golden Gate Bridge.
Since his suicide attempt, which he immediately regretted after his hands had let go of the railing, Hines has dedicated his life to suicide prevention and helping other people who battle mental illness. One of the projects he has been most passionate about is the erection of a safety net around the Golden Gate Bridge to protect people who jump off. Thanks to the efforts of Hines and other suicide prevention activists, the net is currently under construction and is expected to be complete in 2021.
If you want to bring Hines and his compelling message of hope to your next event, contact AAE for fees and availability.