Kevin Hines is one of many people who chose to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. But he is one of only a handful of people who not only survived the jump, but turned his survival into a life-long mission of helping others struggling with depression and mental illness.

His journey is not one that he ventures alone – his wife Margaret is his partner in every sense of the word as they work together on mental health initiatives that have ripple effects for us all. Come hear the story of how they are turning tragedy into triumph, and how the lessons they have learned along the way have relevance for how each of us lives our life.


Kevin Hines attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, a means that only 1% survive. As a world-renowned author and speaker, Kevin shares his incredible story of hope, recovery, and wellness, inspiring hundreds of thousands of people to reach out for help and choose life, hope, and healing instead of suicide. He has been featured on CNN, Fox, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Good Morning America, BBC World, The Today Show, and other international media outlets.

Margaret, Kevin’s wife, has been instrumental in Kevin’s recovery and is a caregiver for other people who struggle with mental illness. Together, they saw a need to make an even bigger impact and change the way the world views brain health and people with lived-experience. Now, through their keystone project, CNQR, they are bringing Kevin’s message along with other inspiring experts with lived-expertise to cities where professionals can access his message in order to better engage people and their caretakers still suffering with mental illness and suicidal ideation