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Cracked, not broken : surviving and thriving after a suicide attempt

Author: Kevin Hines
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is about the art of living mentally well. Told through the first-hand experience of mental health advocate, activist and speaker Kevin Hines (who has bipolar disorder), the story is an honest account of the struggle to live mentally well, and teach others how to do the same. It educates the public about mental illness and helps anyone reading find hope in any situation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Also issued in e-book format
Named Person: Kevin Hines
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Hines
ISBN: 9781442222403 1442222409 1442222417 9781442222410
OCLC Number: 826895183
Description: xvi, 175 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The beginning daze --
Initial meltdown --
The night before --
The bridge --
The miracle --
The first hotel stay --
The great one --
Breadown city --
locked up again --
Big dreams, little stage, and unrelenting psychosis --
Lock down --
third time's a charm --
The epiphany and the gift --
Five years of happiness --
Moving in reverse --
Chronicles of redemption and a modicum of success --
A decade of change.
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This work is about the art of living mentally well. Told through the first-hand experience of mental health advocate, activist and speaker Kevin Hines (who has bipolar disorder), the story is an honest account of the struggle to live mentally well, and teach others how to do the same. It educates the public about mental illness and helps anyone reading find hope in any situation.

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At age 19, Hines nearly became one of the more than 2,000 people who have jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge since it was built in 1937. Fortunately, however, Hines become part of a Read more...

 
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