Friday 9:30 am

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Friday 9:30 am

Kevin Hines
Kevin Hines

General Session
The Art of Living Mentally Well

Kevin Hines is a mental health advocate, speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who has a story of an unlikely survival and a strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only 34 to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, he dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. During this session, Hines will share his 10 steps for 'living mentally well.' He will discuss clinical studies that prove why these steps are important to maintain wellness for everyone, not just those with a diagnosed mental illness. In addition, he will share his experience as a patient/consumer being escorted to a treatment facility for a 5150 (involuntary psychiatric hold) in the back of a San Francisco Police Department car. Hines' story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit.

For more information on this event, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or hfinch@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell, Director, CAH Networks Outreach Services, Via Christi Health, Inc., at DeeDee.Dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage at (785) 233-7436 or spoage@kha-net.org.
Join us for a KHA Noon Briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and learn about key findings from the recent population health survey of Kansas hospital leaders. On this webinar, a panel of Kansas hospital leaders will share current strategies they have implemented to address social determinants of health in their communities.
For more information, contact Healther Fuller, MS, FACHE, at hfuller@srhc.com or (785) 452-6102.