Suicide The Ripple Effect

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct a suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge.

Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.

Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide caused by living in unbearable pain. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 40,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated financial cost of suicide is over 40 billion dollars annually.

People around the globe are uniting and responding to calls for change with the goal of having a tremendous positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. #BeHereTomorrow.

  • Kevin Hines
    Director
  • Greg Dicharry
    Director
  • Greg Dicharry
    Writer
  • Kevin Hines
    Writer
  • Ryan Moser
    Writer
  • Greg Dicharry
    Producer
  • Kevin Hines
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Kevin Hines, Greg Dicharry

Kevin Hines
After miraculously surviving and recovering from a jump off of the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, Kevin became a public speaker and passionate storyteller. In 2013, Kevin released his bestselling memoir entitled "Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt." His book has received critical acclaim and has become one of the best selling mental health related books of the decade.

Kevin speaks at an average 20 events each month at high schools, universities, US military bases, community events and international clinical conferences where he reaches thousands of people. Earlier this year Kevin keynoted a summit at the White House for Men’s Health.

Kevin is frequently featured on national and local TV, print and radio shows including CNN with Larry King, Sanjay Gupta and Erica Hill, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, The New York Times and People Magazine.

Greg Dicharry
Greg moved to Hollywood after receiving a degree in Communications from Arizona State and began living his dream of working in the film industry. He produced, and directed numerous film and video projects including: the TV pilot "Tribe TV," which received a regional EMMY Award; "Heroin the Real Deal," a prevention film featuring surviving members of the band Sublime; "Go Cat Go," an EPK for music legend Carl Perkins; a 35mm music video for Set Free Hip Hop and numerous other projects.
His film career was diverted by mental illness and drug addiction for many years but for the last 10 years he has been leading one of the nation’s premier youth programs focused on empowering young people with mental health, substance abuse and foster care challenges, a program he created. In conjunction with this work he has produced, directed and edited numerous mental health related PSA's and videos designed to educate and inspire.

Kevin and Greg have each worked nationally in the field of mental health for over 13 years and are recognized as national leaders in mental health recovery. They have received awards for their work by the nation’s leading mental health organizations including SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) and The National Council for Behavioral Health.

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Director Statement

We are on mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world by spreading hope and shining light on people who are utilizing personal pain to bring hope and healing to others. #HopeHelpsHeal