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A second chance at life after a suicide attempt

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The story of Kevin Hines is bigger than you think, he suffers from a mental illness and today behavioral health specialist heard his emotional story.

Kevin is the author of Cracked Not Broken, a book that gives great in depth detail of how he became mentally ill.

"At the age of 17 much like my biological parents before me. I developed bi-polar disorder the same brain disease they both had and it changed my life forever," Hines said.

That change came in the form of hallucinations that would put his life in grave danger.

On Sep. 25 2000 Kevin would do what none of his family expected.

"After hearing voices and hallucinations. extreme depression. terrible manic periods and paranoid delusions. I went and jumped of the golden gate bridge," Hines said.

Kevin survived the fall, becoming 1 of 34 people to survive the dangerous leap.
He says since that day he may be cracked but not broken.

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