He Survived a Jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Now He Builds Safety Nets for Others.

Hope helps heal. Just because today is painful doesn’t mean tomorrow will be.

Kevin Hines couldn’t take it any more. The voices inside his head had won. They kept telling him he was a horrible person and that he had to die, and he believed them. He didn’t want to die; he thought he had no choice.

Despite progress, the illness is still widely misunderstood. Nearly 60 percent of adults with a mental illness didn’t receive treatment in the previous year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. More than twice as many people die from suicide as homicide each year in North Carolina. Yet access to care pales compared to those with physical ailments. Click here to read the full story…