The Fall Would Break His Body, But Not His Spirit.
Annual Executive Luncheon Presented by The Behavioral Health Committee
Chairs: Kira Finkenberg and Mimi Lee
Honorary Chair: Caryl Lees Witte
Moderated by County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher
Special Recognition Award Presented to Linda Janon
“Sixteen years ago, I walked across that bridge with one thought in mind: That I was useless, that I had no value, that I was a burden to everyone who loved me.”
Featuring Kevin Hines
Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller
Kevin Hines is a brain/mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. He is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit.
Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience. Kevin’s story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have.
Registered guests of The Executive Luncheon are invited to join us for a screening of Kevin Hines Suicide: The Ripple Effect documentary on Monday, May 20 at 7:30pm or Tuesday, May 21 at 11:00am.
Thank you to The Lot La Jolla for generously hosting the screenings.
The Behavioral Health Committee at Jewish Family Service of San Diego seeks to eliminate the stigma of mental illness through education and outreach. The Committee holds two community events per year to promote awareness on subjects related to behavioral health.
The Behavioral Health Committee of Jewish Family Service
Co-Chairs: Mona Angel Ross & Karen Shein
Founder: Linda Janon
|Bonnie Baron, LCSW
Gloria Harris, Ph.D.
Marcia Foster Hazan
|Cecile Jordan Ed.D.
Barbara Kent, M.S.
Debbie Kramer, LCSW
Mimi Lee, M.S.
Jenny Meiselman, Ph.D.
|Marie G. Raftery
Dara Bliss Schwartz, PsyD
Karen Foster Silberman
Marie G. Raftery - Chair, JFS Board of Directors
Michael Hopkins - CEO, Jewish Family Service
2019 BHC & Signature Underwriters
|Charitable Adult Rides & Services, Inc.*
Vivien & Jeffrey Ressler*
Caryl Lees Witte
|Marie G. Raftery & Dr. Robert A. Rubenstein*
Hon. Lynn Schenk & Hugh Friedman, z”l*
|Cohn Family Foundation*
Lois J. Richmond & Family*
Karen & Jeffrey Silberman*
|Marjorie & Sheldon Derezin*
Susanna & Michael Flaster*
|Marcia Foster Hazan & Mark Cammell*
Sylvia & Jaime Liwerant*
|Rowling & Associates*
M.T. & James Schaeffer*
|Barbara Bry & Neil Senturia*
Comfort Keepers | April & Mathew Fink
Leonard Hirsch & Barbara Hoffer*
Linda & Edward Janon*
Emily & Chris Jennewein | TimesOfSanDiego.com*
Sandy & Arthur Levinson*
Barbara & Howard Milstein*
|Lauren & Robert Resnik*
Lisa & Brad Slavin*
Sharon & David Wax*
Rachel & Adam Welland*
Joellyn & Ron Zollman*
*Signature Underwriter **List as of 3/19/19