We’re On Our Way

Annual Community Forum

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County is committed to holding an annual community health forum, which for many years has been called We’re On Our Way.

Guest Speaker: Kevin Hines, Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller

Kevin Hines is an award-winning brain/mental health and suicide prevention activist, entrepreneur, multiple award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, international educator and speaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives and encouraging others to seek help and spread empathy by spreading the message of hope and sharing his story. 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.

Our 2021 We’re On Our Way Annual Forum was held on October 18, 2021 at Carroll Community College. Our theme this year was wrapped around our C.A.R.E. Campaign, breaking the stigma associated with mental health.

This forum was an opportunity to increase understanding about important community health priorities and celebrate progress toward our shared vision of a healthier Carroll County.

Our annual community health forum, usually held in May, provides valuable resources and information about collaborative initiatives by the recognized leaders of health in Carroll County, Carroll Hospital, Carroll County Health Department and the work of many local and regional partners.

Updates from the Community Health Needs Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Area Leadership Teams.

We look forward to this yearly opportunity to facilitate collaborative community health progress, to recognize our community’s health successes, and to salute the partners behind them.