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Suicide is never the answer

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This is the second time that Kevin Hines has been in our area to talk to residents about his suicide attempt and his mission to help others. This is the second time that Kevin Hines has been in our area to talk to residents about his suicide attempt and his mission to help others.
If you would like to listen to Hines’ story, you can see him Tuesday night at Ada High School and Wednesday night at St Marys High School. If you would like to listen to Hines’ story, you can see him Tuesday night at Ada High School and Wednesday night at St Marys High School.

A man who survived jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge spreading his story and helping others open up discussion about suicide. 

This is the second time that Kevin Hines has been in our area to talk to residents about his suicide attempt and his mission to help others. Monday night, he was at Shawnee High School speaking about his struggles with his bipolar disorder and how he manages his mental illness. Hines says if you are in crisis right now, that suicide is not the answer and he wants people to know that there is light in the darkness. He has shared his story all over the world and he has seen it’s effects on people including members of the military. 

"A young man, a lance corporal, in about 4 or 5 years comes up and takes off his lance corporal chevron, he places it on my lapel, and he hasn’t said a word yet. And he says, ‘I wasn’t going to come to this stupid presentation because I thought it was a power point,’ he said, ‘You moved me.’ and he said ‘I was going to kill myself today. Now I am going to stay, will you walk me to my C.O. so I can get some help.’ And that is what we did and that young man is alive today. Not because of me, because of the power and the transformative nature of story telling,” said Kevin Hines, suicide prevention and mental health activist.

If you would like to listen to Hines’ story, you can see him Tuesday night at Ada High School and Wednesday night at St Marys High School. Both talks begin at 6:30 p.m. 

If you have thoughts of suicide or someone you know may be considering suicide, you can contact:

The Crisis Text Line: TEXT “CNQR” to 741 741

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Join a movement in the mental health community for help and healing: :TEXT CNQR to 51-555

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