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Jul 16th, 2013 -- The Mental Health Board is really pleased to announce the release of the book, Cracked... Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt by a former member of the Mental Health Board, Kevin Hines.

Kevin Hines


Kevin has reached international audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and will to live. When Kevin was 19-years old and recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of thirty-three to survive the fall and he is also the only survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the country and the globe. 

Since, Kevin has become an award-winning international speaker, author, and mental health advocate.In 2012, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding work as a suicide prevention advocate and speaker. He has also been recognized by SAMSHA as a Voice Awards Fellow and Award Winner, an Achievement Winner by Veterans Affairs, and he has received a Three Star Marine Generals Medal Award in addition to his numerous accolades. 

Kevin's will to live and stay mentally well has inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. His compelling story has touched diverse audiences on university campuses, organizations, corporations, clergy, military, clinicians, the medical community, community organizations, and international conferences. Cracked... Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt is his first book and will be released on July 16, 2013.
Depression is not the Exception, But is Quickly Becoming the Rule By Kevin Hines


Oct 30th, 2012 -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave awards for contributions in mental health.  Several board members were honored and appear in these photos.

Dec 2012: The DSM-V, the Diagnostic Manual for psychotherapists, counsellors, and psychiatrists announced its approved changes. It has been over 20 years since it has been updated -- so this addition is truly awakened. Aspergers Syndrome, for instance, has been dropped. There are new definitions for mood disorders affecting children, and many other changes. DSM-5: Psychiatrists OK Vast Changes To Diagnosis Manual

RAMS Hire-Ability is pleased to announce the orientation & recruitment for the i-Ability: Vocational IT, DeskTop Training program (Cohort 2). This new 9 month cohort will begin February 25, 2013 and end November 2013. We will be holding two orientation sessions in December for prospective client applicants as well as interested service providers. It is strongly encouraged that applicants attend one of the orientation sessions. As space is limited, please call  to RSVP .Please refer to the attached flyer for eligibility and further information about the program.

Dec 14, 2012: Reflections on tragedy in Connecticut. On guns and the mentally ill