Health & Wellness

Kevin Hines : Never The Answer

Ben Gardner
April 16, 2021
30
 MIN
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Health & Wellness
April 16, 2021
30
 MIN

Kevin Hines : Never The Answer

"Never forget that you are important... you are valued... you are loved"

Kevin Hines is a mental health activist, a suicide prevention advocate, an author, and a filmmaker.  At a young age, Kevin struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts.  One day, it became too much, and he decided to take his own life by jumping off of the golden gate bridge.  Miraculously he survived the fall with a 98% fatality rate, and was kept afloat until the coast guard could recuse him by a friendly sealion.  After this, he dedicated his life to helping others avoid the same action he took through programs, films, books, and speaking.  He is known around the world and has been featured countless times by major news and media networks.  It was an honor to have Kevin on and especially important as many people are struggling with depression as the pandemic looms.  If you are struggling or considering suicide, the resources below CAN help you.  Please, reach out, do not be silent.  Whatever you are going through, there are trained professionals who can help you.  Never forget how important you are.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of those we have lost to suicide.

 

Crisis textline:

Text: CNQR or HOME to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

Call: 800-273-8255

Episode Transcript

Ben Gardner
Marketer & Podcaster

Ben Gardner is a Podcaster, Marketer, and Salesman living in Annapolis Maryland.  His passion for people stems from a desire to learn about others and their stories.  Ben spends his free time seeking out and meeting new and interesting people from all walks of life.