Behind the Mind

Episode 16

Episode 16 with Mark and Kym Hilinski (Hilinski's Hope Foundation)

Kevin Meiselman published on

In January of 2018, Washington State University Quarterback Tyler Hilinski lost his life to suicide. He was only 21. His story has been widely publicized over the past couple of years, due to the courage of his parents Mark and Kym Hilinski. The two of them founded Hilinski's Hope Foundation to honor the life of their son. Hilinski's Hope has raised over $500,000, with all proceeds funding programs that educate, advocate and de-stigmatize mental illness. You can learn more about Hilinski's Hope at their website https://hilinskishope.org/. 

On this episode of Behind the Mind, Mark and Kym Hilinski share how Tyler's suicide unfolded, how their family has kept going, and founding Hilinski's Hope. We also talked about suicide prevention, brain health, mental health education and the need for honest conversation among young males. I hope this episode is helpful for anyone struggling and for those just trying to learn about mental health and the brain

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