Kevin Hines returns to the Golden Gate Bridge. (Robert Durell/TPNKevin Hines was 19 when he decided to take his own life. That morning, he told his father he was heading to school and instead took a local bus to the Golden Gate Bridge. At around 10 a.m., he catapulted over the railing and jumped.
"I don't believe anyone wants to die by suicide. What really happens is you come to a point in your mental instability where you feel you have no more options," Kevin tells Yahoo! Shine. "When I was on the bridge I was crying desperately and wanted to survive, but the voices in my head telling me to jump became louder. I firmly believe there is a big difference between wanting to die and needing to get rid of pain."
Kevin, now 32, is one of an estimated 33 survivors of suicide attempts on the Golden Gate Bridge. Now a prevention specialist and metal health advocate, he believes there's more to teen suicide prevention than just bullying awareness.
"There is no direct correlation between bullying and suicide," says Hines. "There are only peopleRead More »from Survivors of Teen Suicide Attempts on Prevention: It's Not Always About Bullying