Attempted suicide survivor shines light on mental illness, inspires hope

Be here tomorrow. That's the message of Kevin Hines, an attempted suicide survivor who has turned in pain into purpose by spreading awareness on mental illness.

NAMI Northern Illinois brought Hines to the stateline to share his story of when he attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. He's part of the only one percent to live through the fall off the bridge. He's now dedicated his life to sharing his story of hope, healing and recovery to those who are struggling and to let everyone know you are not alone.

“No matter what we're going through we can survive our pain to find hope and once we find hope I believe we can find purpose and if we can find a purpose we can stay here, we can be here tomorrow and every day after that. And I fight the pain every day to survive and to try to thrive in this society and with life skills success,” said Kevin Hines.