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The CSUB Counseling Center Presents “An Evening with Kevin Hines”
March 27, 2014
The CSU Bakersfield Counseling Center, with support from the California Mental Health Services Authority, is pleased to present “An Evening with Kevin Hines” on April 9, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Doré Theatre. The event is open to the public with free admission. Parking is free in Lot A.
Kevin Hines is an internationally known speaker and author who, at age 19, attempted suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only 33 people to survive the horrific and debilitating fall. Since then, Kevin has dedicated his life to sharing his story of struggle and success while working tirelessly as an advocate for those living with mental illness. Kevin has been featured on Larry King Live, 20/20, Anderson Cooper 360, and the critically acclaimed documentary “The Bridge.”
“We know that suicide prevention works. Students, and the greater Bakersfield community, are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear about Kevin’s journey, from Kevin himself. His story is gripping, haunting, and ultimately inspiring. We hope this will change the trajectory of even one person who may be contemplating suicide,” said Eric Lord, Counselor, CSUB Counseling Center.
In addition to traveling the world to speak about living mentally-well and suicide prevention, Kevin has also written the best-selling book, “Cracked…Not Broken, Surviving & Thriving After a Suicide Attempt” in which he shares his compelling and inspiring story.
The event is intended to raise awareness about the prevalence of suicide, provide a message of hope for those struggling with mental illness, and reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment.
For more information about the event, please contact Jason Watkins, Lead Peer Educator, Inspire Program at CSUB at 661-654-3366.
For more information about the CSUB Counseling Center and the services it provides, please visit http://www.csub.edu/counselingcenter or call 661-654-3366.