Centerstone partners with Kevin Hines to prevent suicide
About the Film
At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later he is on a mission to use his story to help others find hope and stay alive. This film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Through sharing stories of survival and recovery we are creating significant awareness of this health crisis, while helping people find the support they need to stay alive, heal and #BeHereTomorrow!
"This film shows my journey to better understand the effects of my suicide attempt on my family, friends and the first responders who saved my life." says Hines "My hope is the film will get people talking so those struggling can find ways to connect and heal."
Centerstone is proud to serve as a producer for this film and help bring its message of hope and healing to the communities we serve. In the Spring and Fall of 2018, Centerstone will be holding screenings and hosting events across our footprint to share Kevin's incredible story.
"This film will save lives." Dr. John Draper - Director National Suicide Prevention Lifeline USA
Two screenings in Illinois were held in April. More events will be announced soon.
SUICIDE – THE FACTS:
- Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide.
- In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts every year and over 40,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard.
- Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated financial cost of suicide is over 50 billion dollars annually.