Cracked Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

2013, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Highschool-Adult, Kevin Hines

At nineteen years old, Kevin Hines attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge—a distance that took four seconds to fall. Recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Kevin had begun to hear voices telling him he had to die, and days before his attempt, he began to believe them. Immediately after jumping, however, Hines regrets his choice and prays to God to be saved. The fall broke his body, but not his spirit. This book chronicles Hines’ extraordinary will to live, and to be an advocate for others to live, despite his mental illness. His story reminds people that living mentally well takes time, endurance, hard work, and support and will include recovery, relapse, further recovery and ultimately hope.

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