“The very second I let go, I knew I had made a big mistake.”
In 2000, at 19 years old, Kevin Hines made his way to the Golden Gate Bridge, where he wept for a long time before jumping. He is one of a few dozen people who have survived the 220-foot jump from the span.
“Against the odds, I was alive, so I knew I had to make a difference for others,” said Hines. He now works with The Bridge Rail Foundation in its effort to install a net under the bridge and speaks out about suicide prevention.
Read more about Hines’ story in our latest Change Agents profile.