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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Art of Wellness: Kevin Hines' Story of Suicide and Survival

Date(s): February 20, 2024

Time: 2:30 PM  CST - 4:30 PM  CST

The Art of Wellness: Kevin Hines'
Story of Suicide and Survival

This program is brought to you in partnership with SMACNA-KC.

Date: 2/20/2024 
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Venue: B&B Theater
Location: W 135th St. Overland Park, KS (Auditorium 1)

Popcorn and Beverages will be provided.

Join us for a powerful seminar on hope and resilience led by mental health advocate and suicide survivor, Kevin Hines. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 21 in the U.S with 1 in 5 reporting serious thoughts of suicide.

Kevin, a survivor and expert on the subject, shares his inspiring story of overcoming challenges and celebrating life. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 19, he defied the odds by surviving a suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge—one of only thirty-four individuals to do so. Don't miss this opportunity to hear his message of living mentally healthy and finding hope in the face of adversity.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize key concepts in suicide prevention.
  • Understand the thoughts and feelings of individuals experiencing suicide and identify similar behaviors in others.
  • Promote personal empowerment for brain health and normalize mental health conversations.
  • Identify signs of suicidal ideation and planning.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of mental health problems and discuss support and accommodation measures.
  • Differentiate between myths and facts about mental health problems.
  • Discuss key factors supporting recovery from mental health problems.
Kevin Hines' story is about the strength of the human spirit and the importance of appreciating life. He's a filmmaker, author, and advocate for suicide prevention and mental health. evin has devoted his life to spreading a message of hope and openly discussing mental health. He serves as a bridge between those who've attempted suicide and their families.

Recognized for his efforts, Kevin received awards from Mental Health America and the National Council for Behavioral Health. He has also been honored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Kevin, now residing on the East Coast with his wife, Margaret, where he assisted in creating a safety net for the Golden Gate Bridge to prevent suicides.

FREE to employees of Signatory Contractors, Associate Members, Members of UA Local 533, UA Local 8, UA Local 2 and SMACNA-KC.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for all MCAKC events must be received prior to the event by email to learn@mcakc.org or by phone at 913-948-9200. Cancellations received after this time will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee.

No Shows” will be assessed a fee (see below) and invoiced accordingly.

$50 Event Duration: Up to 4 Hours
$100 Event Duration: Over 4 Hours (Should the event cover more than one day, this fee will apply for each day of event)

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