Published: Oct. 23, 2018

Kevin Hines, who attempted suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, will speak on campus at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Hines, a best-selling author and documentary filmmaker who is best known for his suicide prevention work, is being hosted by the Cultural Events Board, a CU Boulder student-led organization. 

Tickets are not required for this free event. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Additionally, Hines's documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect will be shown on campus on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Visual Arts Complex. The free screening will begin at 6 p.m.

As a suicide prevention and mental health advocate, Hines has reached millions of people with his inspiring personal story of unlikely survival. At age 19, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, his strong will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide, and his journey to wellness has become a bridge of hope between life and death to others who seek ways to overcome mental pain and suffering.

Hines is the author of the best-seller Cracked Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt. He was featured in the acclaimed film The Bridge and is producing a documentary titled Suicide: The Ripple Effect.

The Cultural Events Board’s mission is to provide programming that brings culture, diversity and social awareness to the CU Boulder campus. Kevin Hines discusses mental health in a constructive and supportive way through documentaries, books and talks that can reach many students at CU.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Cultural Events Board Speakers Coordinator Ashley William at For further information regarding the Cultural Events Board or any of the events they sponsor on campus, visit the CEB website or find them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

If you’re concerned about yourself or a friend, campus support resources are available.

Kevin Hines speaking at an event

If you go

The talk

Who: Free and open to the public
What: Kevin Hines talk
When: Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
Where: UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

The screening

Who: Free and open to the public
What: Suicide: The Ripple Effect documentary
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m.
Where: Visual Arts Complex, Room 1B20