Author And Suicide Survivor To Share His Story In Norwich

By: Zachary Meseck

Author and suicide survivor to share his story in Norwich

NORWICH – A best-selling author dedicated to mental health awareness, is sharing his own experiences with attempted suicide at the Chenango Arts Council next week.

Kevin Hines will discuss the struggles that led him to jump off of the Golden Gate Bridge in California. The story of his unlikely survival that reinvigorated his will to live. He now tries to share his message with others.

Hines will speak at the Chenango Arts Council from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Chenango Arts Council in Norwich. Event organizers said pre-registration is required.

According to Deputy Director Chenango Health Network Christine Paul, the idea to bring Hines to Chenango County was mentioned after she attended a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, where Hines told some of his journey of living with mental illness.

Paul said Chenango Health Network presented the idea to Care Compass Network to bring him to the region, and she added that after reading his book, “Cracked Not Broken," the organizations felt their community would benefit from listening to his personal journey.

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