The Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation aim to normalize the conversation around mental health, wellness and suicide prevention. Through the funding of specific programs and activities they aim to achieve this;
- development and design of campaigns that generate public awareness about the causes and prevention of suicide
- educational curriculum commissioned for youth to learn about brain/mental health and suicide prevention
- research on evidence-based storytelling program(s) that save(s) lives and help heal loss and attempt survivors
- professional and educational training programs suicide prevention, resilience, brain health and wellness for military and community organizations
- educational scholarships and medical assistance for families with mentally-challenged needs
- development of documentary films and multi-media platforms that focus on brain/mental health, wellness, substance use/addictions and suicide prevention
- programs that foster collaboration and innovation through a global community of mental health and suicide prevention professionals and advocates
CNQR is the keystone project of the Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation, founded by Kevin and Margaret Hines to address the countless requests for help that they get from high schools, colleges, military bases, and companies, that another suicide has been completed in their community, agency and company, and more support is needed to prevent it from happening again.
CNQR is a social impact organization that drives large scale change in the brain health and wellness space by collaborating with global change-makers and social innovation entrepreneurs as a means to ultimately eradicate suicide. CNQR was created to champion brain health and wellness through a peer lead movement. It works across sectors in innovative, diverse, and positively disruptive ways to change the current landscape of mental health, wellness, brain health, and suicide prevention in the USA and worldwide. Our CNQR Collective delivers comprehensive and engaging programs to companies, schools, systems, communities and organizations. We continue to build a global team of dynamic peer leaders, social disrupters and change makers, all coming from the perspective of lived experience and expertise.
CNQR stands for Courage, Normalize, Question, and Recovery.
CNQR’s vision is to ultimately eliminate suicide through:
· Transforming how brain health & wellness is viewed in the community by creating opportunities and safe spaces for conversations to flourish across households, schools, institutions, the media and companies;
· Championing brain health & wellness through a peer lead movement consisting of evidence based programs and workshops;
· Advance experiences and opportunities for people with a lived expertise to innovate, lead and make impact in their local communities; and
· Encourage stakeholders to collaborate and push a collective message that will transcend sectors through networking, collective impact and disruption of the norm.
“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT, currently in production, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive.
The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.
The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life's work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.
The Incredible Existence of You is a narrative feature film about the second chances of life, love, suicide prevention, and the incredible existence of all of us.
Nolan, an ex-mixed martial arts fighter, is on his way to The Grand Canyon, the last place the love of his life wanted to see before her death. As he debates ending his life on this trip, Nolan is faced with a journey full of miracles, coincidences, and other fighters like McKenzie, a young single Mom struggling to put herself through college, hold a job, and raise two boys on her own. Nolan doesn't believe in second chances McKenzie believes that everything happens for a reason; all the things that Nolan thought he once lost with his fiancée, will be re-awakened.
he film is really about the incredible existence of us.
All of us. Our lives and the chances of our existence are a billion to one. And we forget that. As a storyteller and a mental health advocate, I have come to truly believe that we are all here for a reason. Because to share this time and space, to be in an infinite existence of possibilities, where we are all connected and yet individually alive and purposeful in our own being, is nothing short of a miracle.
We are all miracles. Life is a miracle. And in every moment of our life we are given a second chance, a purposeful chance, to become everything we were meant to be. And I think that chance is unlocked not by opportunity or luck, or chance — it’s unlocked by love. The love we offer to others and the love we offer to ourselves.