You're Invited! 
Kevin Hines is making a special appearance in Los Angeles at the 47th Annual Conference for the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). This is a great opportunity to meet Kevin in person and see a short version of his presentation.
Friday, April 11, 2014
9:15am-9:45am
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Ballroom
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

We need to add you to the guest list so please confirm your attendance at parsonscompanyinc@gmail.com or 925-934-5300.
Best regards,
Phyllis Parsons

Additional media promotional coverage on Cracked, Not Broken provided below. Please let us know if you have not yet received your copy of Cracked, Not Broken.
TIME MAGAZINE
REVIEW:
Read the article in the TIME Magazine HERE
AMERICAN ASSOC. OF SUICIDOLOGY
REVIEW:
Reviewed by: Jasmine Boardman, MSW
In his book, Kevin Hines produces a window, with which we can see into his experience with mental illness. Cracked Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt, is a moving portrait of his life, painted with internal conflict, anguish, acceptance, and his found passion as an international speaker and mental health advocate.

Hines' words are raw and often painful, laying out the stark reality of recurring psychosis. His journey begins in a hotel room where 4-month-old Hines and his twin brother are laying, malnourished and abandoned. What follows is a chronicle of the events that brought Hines, at age 19, to the moment where he jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, falling 220 feet before colliding with the frigid water of the San Francisco Bay. While he meant for his actions to culminate in his death, it evolved into the discovery of a passion, and a re-birth of purpose.....

Read the Full Review HERE
SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE:
REVIEW:
Read the write-up in the San Francisco Magazine HERE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA- SANTA BARBARA
TESTIMONIAL (OCT. 2013):
"We have asked Kevin to come speak to our students for 3 years in a row. Our students always find him to be so inspiring. He gives them hope for their own personal struggles. Kevin really connects with the students and it is obvious they feel so comfortable and respect him as they want their picture taken with him! Kevin is a gem for the mental health community and all those who are struggling themselves. It doesn't hurt that he is a genuinely nice person as well!"

Janet Osimo, PsyD
Psychologist

UCSB

SF APPEAL
ARTICLE:
Read the article about Kevin addressing the Senate Select Committee HERE
PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
REVIEW:
"At age 19, Hines nearly became one of the more than 2,000 people who have jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge since it was built in 1937. Fortunately, however, Hines become part of a much better statistic: he is the 26th person known to have survived the 220-foot fall. The first-time author also found a reason for living after years of suffering without help from "bipolar disorder 1 with psychotic features." Now a well-known mental-health advocate, Hines presents a vivid and moving memoir of how he descended into mental breakdown, fought to overcome his demons with the help of family and medical experts, and has made it his "life's work to educate people all over this great country, and around the globe, to prevent suicide and understand mental illness." Hines doesn't go easy on the reader-he harrowingly describes his extreme paranoia, deep depressions, manic highs, hallucinations, and panic attacks. But he delivers a heartfelt message to other people who have undergone-or are undergoing-similar mental-health problems: "always find hope, a future, and the epic beauty in life." 
HUFFINGTON POST:
REVIEW:
Read the write-up in the Huffington Post HERE
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY- CHANNEL ISLANDS
TESTIMONIAL (OCT. 2013):

"We greatly appreciate you [Kevin Hines] taking the time to spend the day on campus with us during your whirlwind book tour. We strongly encourage other campuses to hear your story to help move their students on a path of better awareness and skills in breaking the stigma."

 

Kathleen J. Roach, MPH, MBA

Student Health and Personal Counseling Services

CSUCI
NEW YORK POST:
EXCERPT:
Read an excerpt from Cracked, Not Broken HERE 
WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPTARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH 
TESTIMONIAL (OCT. 2013):

"Kevin displayed an extraordinary capacity to connect with a wide audience.  Each person, with their own story and reason for attending, was captivated by his journey towards mental wellness.  Kevin openly presented his life with passion and honesty.  His tale of recovery and his tireless work in the area of suicide prevention is awe inspiring.

 

Kevin's presentation exceeded our expectations promoting a message of suicide prevention and mental wellness that was filled with hope and positive energy."  

   

Mark Giuliano, LMSW

Program Director Community Support

Mental Health Services

OTHER MEDIA:
LARRY KING LIVE, ANDERSON COOPER, 20/20, THE WAR ROOM, DEMOCRACY NOW, BAY AREA PEOPLE WITH ROSY CHU, ASSOCIATED PRESS, IRELAND'S FAMED TONIGHT WITH VINCENT BROWNE, BRAVO PSA, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, FOX
A Special THANK YOU for support in launching Kevin Hines' memoir to its seventh printing:
LA Times, International Bipolar Foundation, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, SAVE.org, National Council of Behavioral & Community Healthcare, Eli Lilly, Magellan Health, Bipolar Burble, Staglin IMHRO, NAMIWALK/SF, Walk to SAVE Lives, The Trevor Project, Collateral Damage (CAN), San Francisco Mental Health Board, The Bridge Rail Foundation, The Balanced Mind, Central Washington State, 
Boise State University, Phoenix Radio/FUNY 1200, Southern Oregon State, Psychalive.org, Southern Oregon University, JenniferStorm.com, Open Minds@ Alliance CIC (UK), San Francisco Mental Health Board, KCBS/NPR, BookShop West Portal Conard House, The New York Post, American Association of Suicidology

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