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Kevin Briggs

Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge

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TED Talk: Kevin Briggs - The bridge between suicide and ...

Who is the new face of the Golden Gate jumpers?


Sergeant Kevin Briggs is a former California Highway Patrol officer who convinced hundreds of people who were contemplating suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge into coming back over the rail and giving life another chance. These challenging but rewarding efforts earned him the nickname “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge.” After a 23-year career with the California Highway Patrol, Briggs retired to dedicate his life to promote mental health awareness around the U.S. and across the world through Pivotal Points, an organization he founded to promote suicide prevention, crisis management, and leadership skills.

Briggs’ story and experiences have been featured in The New Yorker Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, NPR’s Bob Edwards Radio Show and People Magazine.


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    10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit A Leap Not Taken

    (NPR) –  Ten years ago Kevin Berthia lived in the San Francisco Bay area. He had an infant daughter who had been born premature, and the medical costs for her care climbed to nearly $250,000. He couldn't see a way out of debt.

    Berthia fell into a deep depression and went to the Golden Gate Bridge.

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For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken ? and listened ? to standing on the edge of life. He gives powerful advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide. There is help. There is hope.