Golden Gate Bridge Survivor to Speak in Nashville: Kevin Hines to offer keynote address at crisis response conference

Monday, June 27, 2016 | 3:31pm

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is pleased to welcome, Kevin Hines, award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate to Nashville, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Kevin has reached millions with his story of survival and his strong will to live. At the age of 19, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. His survival became a turning point.

“Kevin is one of only 34 individuals to survive the fall and he’s the only survivor actively spreading a message of hope,” said E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. “Kevin’s will to live has inspired people worldwide, and thousands have let him know his story helped save their life.”

Kevin will deliver the keynote address to crisis responders and counselors participating in a department-sponsored conference to address crisis response best practices.

From Crisis to Hope: Best Practices of Crisis Response in Tennessee

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - One Century Plaza Conference Center
  • 26 Century Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

9:05 am OPENING REMARKS: E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

9:45 am  KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Kevin Hines, Founder & CEO, 17th & Montgomery, LLC Alpharetta, Georgia

Joining Kevin during the keynote address is Joe Williams from The Enemy Within Project. Williams, a boxer, former National Rugby League player, father, and fiancé delves into the private pain of depression that lead to a suicide attempt in 2011. He will speak about adversity, dealing with struggle, resilience, improving your attitude by 1%, positive energy and how small steps can lead to something greater.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services