New Vitae Wellness Foundation Welcomes Guest Speaker Kevin Hines

Presentation offers support and hope to those with behavioral health challenges

Quakertown, PA, September 10, 2016 --( The nonprofit organization New Vitae Wellness Foundation is honored to present speaker and behavioral health advocate Kevin Hines for a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Quakertown Community High School auditorium (600 Park Avenue, Quakertown, PA). Supported by co-sponsors NAMI Bucks County, NAMI Lehigh Valley, Marywood University, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and New Vitae Wellness and Recovery, Hines will talk about his experiences with behavioral health challenges and his recovery following his jump from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Hines is one of only 34 individuals to survive the fall from the iconic structure and the only person to regain full physical mobility. He actively shares his message of physical and emotional health, dedicating his time to spreading a message of hope. His story serves as a reminder of the power of the human spirit and the importance of community connections to fight the stigma that can be associated with behavioral health recovery.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Hines as our first Foundation speaker,” said Judith O. Yanacek, the Secretary and Treasurer of New Vitae Wellness Foundation. “Our Foundation plans to promote a variety of events that will generate discussion on holistic health topics.”

In order to increase the reach of Hines’ message, New Vitae Wellness Foundation also has arranged for him to speak with Quakertown High School students earlier in the day.

“For several years, the New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Center in Quakertown has provided services aimed at assisting young adults with behavioral health and substance use recovery,” said Yanacek. “As a result of our dedication to service for this age group, we also will provide an opportunity for students to hear Mr. Hines’ inspirational message. In this way, we hope to encourage meaningful conversation and fight stigma.”

All attendance costs have been covered by New Vitae Wellness Foundation; however, those interested in participating in the evening’s conversation must pre-register by visiting the Foundation’s webpage at or contacting 610-928-0173. Additional information can also be found at

About New Vitae Wellness Foundation: New Vitae Wellness Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established to provide educational and other life supports to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. The foundation offers a variety of low- or no-cost healthcare services contracted through the New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Center, including holistic supports, individual and group therapies, and other behavioral health and substance use services. Educational supports, including tutoring and professional development programs are available free of charge to promote health and wellness in various life domains. Service to Veterans, young adults, and the local community is of particular importance in order to promote health, wellness, and hope.
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