February 1, 2018
Nevada had the fifth highest suicide rate in the nation in 2016, with suicide claiming more than 600 lives in the Silver State. This heartbreaking statistic is one of many that shows behavioral health is critical to improving overall health in the Truckee Meadows.
 
With a shared passion for improving mental health and removing the stigma associated with mental illness, Renown Health is bringing suicide survivor turned international speaker, Kevin Hines, to Reno to discuss mental illness, suicide prevention and more.
 
More than 17 years ago, Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to take his own life. But Hines was one of just 36 people (less than one percent) to survive. In the time since, he has made it his mission to share his story to help remove the stigma associated with mental illness while helping to prevent suicide.
 
The community is invited to hear Hines speak Monday, February 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mack Auditorium inside Renown Regional Medical Center. The event is free and attendees are asked to RSVP at: bit.ly/SpeakerKevinHines
 
Hines’ presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with behavioral health experts and care providers from Renown and other local organizations talking about suicide in Nevada and how our community can help those suffering with mental illness and addiction.
 
The Renown Speaker Series aims to improve overall community health by focusing on critical issues in northern Nevada such as suicide and mental health.
 
Please note: due to the sensitive subject of this topic, photography and interviews will not be allowed during the community event. Thank you for understanding.

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Email: news@renown.org
Phone: 775-691-7308
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