Speaker Series 2023 - Richmond

2023 – Kevin Hines – Richmond

2023 – Kevin Hines – Lafayette

Thank You For Joining us for 2023 Speaker Series featuring Kevin Hines!

September is Suicide Prevention Month – Click here to see Kevin’s inspirational story

Additional resources provided by Kevin during his talk


Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller – Golden Gate Bridge Attempted Suicide Survivor

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 Sep. 27, 2023, at the Richmond, Holiday Inn, Kevin shared his story and provide 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.


Rick DuncanRadio Personality
G101.3 FM Radio


Kevin HinesGuest Speaker
Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller
David SnowMayor, City of Richmond
Randy RetterSheriff
Wayne County
Doug Hemmerling, LCSWTherapist
Meridian Health Services
Dr. Curtis WrightSuperintendent
Richmond Community Schools
Lisa Suttle, RN-BC, MSRegional VP of Clinical Services, Meridian Health Services


2023 Event Photos

2023 Event Video