I feel lucky to be alive, every single day, says Kevin Hines in this video which has been viewed over 1 million times on YouTube.

Image: Screenshot from video


- I tell the same thing as the other 19 who have survived after jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge: The moment I had thrown myself off the edge, I immediately regretted it. 

At the age of 17, he felt that life was collapsing, Kevin Hines says in the video.

Paranoia, mania, and a bipolar disorder contributed to his loss of control, and he was convinced that life was hopeless. The desperate situation led to a serious suicide attempt.

Around 2000 people have jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge over time, I am among the one percent who have survived, says Kevin Hines.

He looks back on what happened with deep respect and gratitude that he actually survived.

I clearly remember writing a suicide note. I sincerely thought I was a burden to everyone around me, he continues.

I tell the same thing as the other 19 who have survived after jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge: The moment I threw myself off the edge, I immediately regretted it.

He still struggles with the same mental disorders as before, but by having found new ways to master it and with much more support from the people around him, life is still experienced as completely new, he emphasizes.

No matter how hard I feel, and how much pain I can feel, I feel that life is the best gift I could ever have.

His clear message is that suicide is never a good solution, and that there are always other ways out of what can seem hopeless.

 

Watch the video here

Video: Kevin Hines

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