International Speaker & Author
Kevin is the recipient of the 2012 Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in suicide prevention. Kevin has spoken to over a quarter of a million people about his experience with suicidal thoughts and his eventual attempt to die by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge. He is the only survivor of this specific instance who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy and working to prevent suicide among all groups around the country & the globe. His memoir, Cracked but Not Broken: The Kevin Hines' Story will be released in 2013.
General Mark Graham (Ret.) &
Advocates & Speakers
The Grahams lost both their sons who died fighting different battles. Kevin was a University of Kentucky Senior Army ROTC scholarship cadet who was studying to be a doctor when he lost the fight to suicide on June 21, 2003. Jeffery was commissioned a lieutenant in the US Army as an Armor officer. He was killed warning his platoon of an IED while leading a dismounted patrol in Khadliyah, Iraq in 2004. Since, the Grahams have remained an Army family with a mission and a purpose to make the world a better place. Although still healing, the Grahams have become advocates for soldiers who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and suicide prevention.
Dr. Dan Reidenberg
Executive Director of S.A.V.E., Speaker & Author
Dr. Daniel J. Reidenberg is currently the Executive Director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), a national non-profit agency working to prevent suicide and help suicide survivors and those suffering with depression. Dan has been interviewed by several media outlets and has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer, and presented numerous workshops locally and nationally. He is the author of Sports Talk,
a book that describes methods for helping clients with communication issues. He helped create the Open Door support group and continues to be active in the suicide prevention community.