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I Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge

In September 2000, Kevin Hines leapt off the Golden Gate Bridge, a method of suicide attempt that has resulted in death for most of the 2000 people who have made that jump since the bridge was erected in 1937.

But Kevin survived. He survived, and in the 16 years since his nearly fatal try, Kevin has become the bridge between the many mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, spouses, friends, and loved ones who made similar acts. Each doing what they did to put an end to unimaginable suffering—and those left behind, wondering why? What could we have done to help?

We know that each and every one of you will take something away from hearing Kevin’s story. He has so many important messages to share about coping and seeking support networks to bolster us through crisis, in order to find the purpose, the meaning in surviving and thriving. In the words of Nietzsche: “He who has a WHY to live can bear almost any HOW”. We hope that hearing Kevin’s story helps you find your WHY.

Shattering the Silence: Youth Suicide Prevention | Sadie Penn | TEDxYouth@Lancaster

Sadie Penn is a suicide survivor and is now an advocate of suicide prevention. She feels it's time to talk about the struggle and get it out in the open.