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The Truth About Suicide

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

“It was an instant regret, in those seconds after I jumped, I said to myself, ‘What have I just done? I don’t want to die. God, please save me!'”
It is with great anticipation that The Health and Wellness Team from Some Other Solutions announces The Truth About Suicide with special guest speaker Kevin Hines.
World Suicide Prevention day is on 10 September and with that in mind Some Other Solutions are hosting the screening of his documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect. The screening has proven very popular and sold out! So if you where not able to attend the screening, Kevin Hines will be in Fort McMurray on 24 September.
“Kevin Hines is a brain/mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. He is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience. Kevin’s story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have. He sits on the boards of The International Bipolar Foundation, The Bridge Rail Foundation (BRF), The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Consumer Survivors Sub-Committee and The Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF). Kevin has spoken and testified in congressional hearings alongside Patrick Kennedy in support of the Mental Health Parity Bill. He has been featured on CNN, Fox, Time Magazine, New York Times, NBC’s The Today Show, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC’s PrimeTime Live, BBC World, among several other international media outlets.”
There will be two presentation sessions: 12:00pm & 6:30pm