Author: Suzie Skalmoski

‘Cracked: Not Broken,’ a Story About a Man’s Miraculous Survival

            Kevin Hines brilliantly recalls his experiences as a child, teen, and adult struggling with manic/bipolar disorder in his autobiography, “Cracked: Not Broken,” about his miracle survival after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in  San Francisco. The book that was published in 2013  by Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group…
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May 12, 2018 1

Travis Pipes: A Story of Survival

Travis Pipes, a suicide survivor, suicide activist, and an interviewee in the movie “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” said that his life was changed five years ago by a simple photo call to Kevin Hines, who had survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 24, 2000. “I was introduced to Kevin Hines through…
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May 9, 2018 0

A Simple Call Is All You Need to Get Help

There are a number of resources in Wisconsin that people can visit or talk on the phone with if they are having suicidal thoughts.  These three specific organizations either work directly or indirectly with people who are considering suicide.  If you are feeling suicidal or know someone that is considering suicide, you can always contact…
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May 9, 2018 1

‘Suicide: The Ripple Effect’ – A Journey That Is Changing Lives

I walked into The Majestic movie theatre in Mequon, Wisconsin on March 12, 2018 with my class, anxious and excited to see “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” a documentary about Kevin Hines’ attempt to commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. My professor told us ahead of time that the movie was probably going…
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May 1, 2018 0