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Hey kid, are you OK?: A story of suicide survived

  • Kevin Hines, Alys Cole-King and Mel Blaustein

Kevin Hines gives a high-impact and deeply poignant account of his suicidal crisis, which culminated in an attempt to end his life, and an inspirational account of his recovery and return to mental well-being.

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Dr Alys Cole-King, Liaison Team Office, Ablett Unit, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire LL18 5UJ, UK. Email:
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This is the third of four articles in this issue of Advances discussing suicide. See also pp. 276–283, 284–291, 295–301. This article is open access.

Declaration of Interest

A.C.-K. has received funding to develop and deliver the Connecting with People emotional resilience, compassionate care and suicide awareness training, and was the instigator and executive producer of the U Can Cope film.

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Cole-King, A, Green, G, Gask, L et al (2013a) Suicide mitigation: a compassionate approach to suicide prevention. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 19: 276–83.
Cole-King, A, Parker, V, Williams, H et al (2013b) Suicide prevention: are we doing enough? Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 19: 284–91.
Seiden, RH (1978) Where are they now? A follow-up study of suicide attempters from the Golden Gate Bridge. Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 8: 203–16.
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Hey kid, are you OK?: A story of suicide survived

  • Kevin Hines, Alys Cole-King and Mel Blaustein
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