Kevin Hines: Cracked, Not Broken: Lessons I Learned in the Art of Wellness after I Survived a Jump from the Golden Gate Bridge
Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four (less than 1%) to survive the fall and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy internationally. Kevin Hines has gone one to become an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live (www.kevinhinesstory.com). He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Behavioral Health. Kevin has also been awarded by SAMSHA as a Voice Awards Fellow and Award Winner, an Achievement Winner by the US Veterans Affairs and is a recipient of several military Medals. Kevin’s will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide. Thousands have communicated to Hines that his story helped save their lives. Kevin believes in the power of the human spirit and in the fact that you can find the ability to live mentally well. His wife and partner will join him to share honest and painful story of a love that grew through the cracks and created its own strong foundation, amidst all odds.
Clint Malarchuk: (retired NHL goalie for the Quebec Nordiques, the Washington Capitals, and the Buffalo Sabres) “A Matter of Inches: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond”
No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating and as stress-ridden as that of a hockey goaltender. Now imagine doing that job while suffering high anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression, and having your career nearly literally cut short when a skate sliced across your neck. The famed former NHL goaltender, shares his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story—which includes his long battle with alcoholism and almost ending his life by a gunshot to the head—in his relentless effort to help end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may suffer as well. He shares his lessons learned on his recovery journey joined by his wife Joanie.
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Michael Dinneen: “Passages to Connection: Recovery from Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma”
Talking to Michael you would never guess that he was once suicidal. He looks back at his live journey now of peace, purpose, and love and thinks “I would’ve missed all of this.” But at 23 he felt so uncomfortable in his own skin, he could only find hope in the bottle. At the low point while on a bender, he jumped from a ferry boat that was on its way to Nantucket and realized he didn’t care if he lived or died. Now sober with 20 years of experience in the addiction field, he serves as the VP for Business Development for Shadow Mountain Recovery. He is the author of The Gift of Fulfillment, a self-help book is designed to show people how to improve their lives using spiritual principles through easy-to-follow directions.