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Nazareth and St. John Fisher team up to bring survivor & mental health advocate to speak to students

Published September 29, 2022

Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Now an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, and documentary filmmaker, Hines serves as a suicide prevention and mental health advocate. He will share his story of hope during a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Cleary Family Auditorium in Kearney Hall at St. John Fisher University.The event is free and open to the Fisher and Nazareth communities; seating is first come, first served.

Nazareth College’s Health and Counseling Services and Office of Veterans Services is partnering with St. John Fisher’s University’s Health and Wellness Center and Student Government Association. 

In advance of the lecture, Nazareth will host a screening of the documentary, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Shults Center Forum. Directed by Hines, the full-length film details his story of survival and focuses on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy. A panel discussion of the film will follow the screening.

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