The Will to Live and Stay Mentally Well

Event Details:

May 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego
Dana Levin
(858) 637-3013

Featuring Kevin Hines
Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller

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.

Chairs: Kira Finkenberg and Mimi LeeHonorary Chair: Caryl Lees Witte

The Behavioral Health Committee (BHC) of Jewish Family Service of San Diego, founded by Linda Janon, strives to eliminate the stigma of mental illness by increasing community awareness.