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Kevin Hines
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Hines (left) in 2017
Born August 30, 1981 (1981-08-30) (age 40)
Occupation Activist towards suicide prevention
Years active 2000–present
Known for Surviving a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000

John Kevin Hines (born August 30, 1981), is an American suicide prevention speaker, who gained nationwide fame in the United States for surviving an attempt at taking his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. His story gained much coverage and he has since become an activist promoting suicide prevention.

Hines has been featured on CNN, HuffPost, ABC News, Larry King Now, and The Today Show. He has appeared at over 2,000 college and university campuses worldwide, and over 3,000 high schools sharing his story, "Triumph Over Adversity, The Kevin Hines Story." He co-founded the Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation (KMHF) a 501(c)(3) organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. The organization provides funding and education for suicide prevention in the United States and around the world.

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