2022 – Kevin Hines – Muncie

2022 – Kevin Hines – Muncie

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Meridian Health Services 2022 Speaker Series
featuring Kevin Hines

WHEN:  Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE:  Ball State University Alumni Center, 2800 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN 47304

Kevin Hines – Muncie 2022 Speaker Series

Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller

Kevin Hines is an award-winning brain/mental health and suicide prevention activist, entrepreneur, multiple award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, international educator and speaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit.

Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives and encouraging others to seek help and spread empathy by spreading the message of hope and sharing his story. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience.

On Nov. 16, 2022, at the Muncie, Indiana Ball State Alumni Center, Kevin shared his story and provided a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have. Following Kevin’s presentation, a panel comprised of community leaders discussed community health, suicide prevention resources and more.

A complimentary lunch was provided by Meridian Health Services.

If you or someone you know is suffering from mental illness issues, Meridian can help turn things around and provide a fresh start. Call 866-306-2647 to begin the journey to a new way of living.

Moderator and Panelists for the 2022 event:


Michelle KinseyCommunity Engagement & Grants Manager for Ball State Public Media, Ball State PBS & Indiana Public Radio


Benjamin SmithPresident/CEO
Estep Doctor & Company
William Betts, PhD, HSSPDirector, Counseling & Health Services
Ball State University
Dr. Shehzad SiddiqueAdult & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Meridian Health Services
Christopher DrapeauExecutive Director of Suicide Prevention & Crisis Response
Division of Mental Health & Addiction Family and Social Services Administration
Jenny SmithsonDirector of Special Education
Muncie Community Schools
Lisa Suttle, RN-BC, MSRegional VP of Clinical Services
Meridian Health Services


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