In 2000, a then-19-year-old Kevin Hines jumped off San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
Hines, 33, is now a mental health worker who shares his story of mental illness and depression at events around the world, hoping to prevent other suicide attempts.
“I’m one of less than one per cent to have survived that fall,” he said.
“I’ve been given the gift of a second chance of life so many times.”
shared his incredible survival story, which included a very unlikely hero.At a recent conference in Australia, Hines
After hitting the water — the impact broke his back and shattered his vertebrae — he thought he spotted a shark circling beneath him.
"I was freaking out in those waters. And I was thinking I didn’t die there and now I am going to die here in the water because of a creature of some sort," he told AFP.
"I really thought it was a shark and I thought it was going to take off a leg and I was panicking.”
"And then it just didn’t, it just kept circling beneath me. I rememberRead More »from Mental health advocate recalls suicide attempt and the sea lion that helped save him