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Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series

Event History

2003 – Senior Health Fair featuring Hugh Downs

2005 – Senior Health Fair featuring Shirley Jones

2006 – Brain Health Across the Lifespan – by Paul Nussbaum, PhD

Author of Brain Health and Wellness and Guide to Brain Health Across the Lifespan

2007 – Everyday Memory and Aging – by Dr. Robin West

2008 – Keeping Your Brain Young: The Intersection of Science and Lifestyle – by Dr. Gary Small

Author of The Memory Bible, The Memory Prescription and The Longevity Bible

2009 – Your Total Brain Health: The History, The Importance, The Action Plan – by Dr. Cynthia Green

2010 – James Rippe, MD – Author of Lifestyle Medicine

2011 – The Brain that Changes Itself: How Your Thoughts Can Change Your Brain Structure – by Dr. Norman Doidge – Author of The Brain That Changes Itself

2012 – Brain Health: Not Just Another Crossword Puzzle – by Dr. Arthur Kramer

2013 – Secrets to a Long and Happy Life: Lessons from the Blue Zones – by Mr. Dan Buettner

Author of Blue Zones

2014 – Becoming Your Best Self: The New Science of Stress and Willpower – by Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Author of The Willpower Instinct

2015 – Helping Other Find Their “Sweet Spot” – by Dr. Christine Carter

Author of The Sweet Spot How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

2016 – The Whole Brain Child: Relationships and Resilience – by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Author of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline

2017 – A Journey Through Addiction – by Nic Sheff

Author of TWEAK

2018 – 5 Steps to Making the Impossible Possible – by Ben Nemtin

Author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die

2019 – Beyond the Bridge: In Pursuit of Mental Health – by Kevin Hines

Author of Cracked Not Broken and documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect

            Co-speaker Ben Nemtin

2019 Event Information:

In support of mental health awareness in our community, Beacon Health System invites you to a free presentation featuring Kevin Hines, brain health advocate and storyteller.

This event is part of the Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series, made possible by a generous gift to Beacon Health Foundation from the Leighton-Oare Foundation.

His story has positively impacted millions of lives around the world

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. A world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author, 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.

What is the Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series?

This year’s Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series will focus on mental health. The goal of the series is to encourage our community to talk openly about their mental health, to  help our community learn how we can care for our mental health and the mental health of others, and to share community resources available to assist with this.

Beacon Health System is kicking off this year’s Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series with a FREE presentation of Kevin Hines’ Documentary “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”. This documentary 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. 

This event is FREE, but there are LIMITED SEATS. Only those who have registered via the EventBrite link will be allowed admittance. You will be asked to show your emailed confirmation at the door of the event.

In addition to a viewing of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”, Kevin Hines will be coming to South Bend in person on October 8th for a community event to share more on his mental health journey. Follow Beacon Community Impact at BeaconCommunityImpact on Facebook & Instagram to learn more about the October 8th event as well as other opportunities and events that are part of the Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series!

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