Join YES CEO, David W. Downing, and special guest Kevin Hines, suicide survivor, best-selling author, filmmaker, and mental health advocate for this critical conversation addressing youth suicide awareness and prevention.
Suicide among young people continues to be a serious problem. Nationally, suicide is the second leading cause of death among children, adolescents, and young adults age 15 to 24. Each day an average of 3,703 young people in grades 9-12 attempt to end their lives.
Learn why youth are in crisis and how you can be a lifeline.
You will be able to view and/or listen to the event. You will not be on camera.
While this is a free event, you will have an opportunity to make a donation to YES.
For more information, visit: https://www.youtheastsideservices.org/preventsuicide
Questions? Contact Becca Holbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-586-2318.
Suicide survivor, best-selling author, filmmaker, and mental health advocate
Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness and the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
David W. Downing
Chief Executive Officer
David W. Downing, LASW, CDPT joined YES as its Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and has been the Chief Executive Officer since May of 2020. David is both a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist, with over 25 years of leadership in the non-profit sector. David holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington, and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. David serves on several boards including the Alliance of Eastside Agencies, and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington State. In addition, he has been nationally recognized by the Child Welfare League of America for his work and advocacy for youth in the child welfare system.