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A Survivor’s Story: Presenter Speaks from the Heart on Suicide Prevention

Apr 03, 2012
Kevin Hines survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Few live to tell that tale.

Kevin Hines survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Few live to tell that tale. Hines will tell his story at Oregon Institute of Technology on Tuesday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oregon Tech College Union’s Mt. Mazama Room. Hines is a nationally known speaker on suicide prevention. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Kevin Hines is not a licensed clinician and does not provide medical or psychiatric services. His goal is to spread a message of how through dedication and hard work, and following a treatment plan prescribed by licensed doctors, a person can change their life and live a mentally healthy life.

Hines has spoken to over 300,000 people and has stated, “I believe it is my life’s work to reach out to all communities and speak up and speak often about my battle with Bipolar Disorder. It is my goal to help those suffering find help and commit to some form of effective treatment plan. I want to help give everyone the ability to find hope for their future. Suicide is never the solution to any problem.”

Hines has been featured in the critically acclaimed film “The Bridge,” and has appeared on Larry King Live, 20/20, Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, and many other national and international print, radio, film, and television media outlets. He has written several newspaper articles about the prevention of suicide and mental health.

Hines has just finished writing his memoir The Wounded Healer: Chronicles of a Psychotic Mind along with a handbook titled Living Mentally Well: A Pro-Sumer’s Guide to Great Mental Health.

“Our goal is to reach out to students, faculty, staff, and the community to inform them about this timely event highlighting an alarming issue in society. This event will help all of us spot the warning signs and learn how to help someone in their hour of greatest need,” commented Jane Rider, Director of Campus Life at Oregon Tech. “Suicide is a national issue. This is a difficult topic, but an important one, especially on a college campus.”


            For more information on the presentation, please contact Campus Activities at 541.885.1392 or email jane.rider@oit.edu. To learn more about the Kevin Hines Story, visit http://www.kevinhinesstory.com.


About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech’s main campus is in Klamath Falls; other sites are located in Portland, Salem, La Grande and Seattle. Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

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