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KEVIN HINES is an international speaker, author and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (at 19 years old), he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of thirty-three to survive the fall and he is also the only survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the country and the globe. 
In 2012, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding work as a suicide prevention advocate and speaker. He has also been recognized by SAMSHA as a Voice Awards Fellow and Award Winner, an Achievement Winner by Veterans Affairs, and he has received a Three Star Marine Generals Medal Award in addition to his numerous accolades. Kevin's will to live and stay mentally well has inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. His compelling story has touched diverse audiences on university campuses, organizations, corporations, clergy, military, clinicians, the medical community, community organizations, and international conferences. His memoir Cracked... Not Broken was just published mid summer 2013 and is in it's seventh printing.


KEVIN BRIGGS is the 2013 recipient of  the Jefferson Award, the Outstanding Officer Award (awarded by the ASIS) and the California State Senate Resolution Recipient. He is also known as THE GUARDIAN OF THE GOLDEN GATE for the countless lives he's saved simply by being there. 
 
"People who come to jump [off the Golden Gate Bridge] don't necessarily want to die," Briggs said, citing years of cold, rainy and fog-filled days when he approaches those who step to the edge of the bridge, looking down.

He began his career in 1987 and in 1990, he began his work on the Golden Gate Bridge, a prominent site for those seeking to end their lives. Each month, at least six souls wander to the rail, hoping to end it all. 

Briggs was the first person to see Kevin Hines, a 19-year old bipolar man who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge and who was the 32nd in the bridge's 70-year old history to survive the fall.
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