iOS app Android app

Kevin Briggs

Cultivating Compassion For Survivors

Dese'Rae L. Stage | Posted 08.18.2014 | TED Weekends
Dese'Rae L. Stage

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAttempt survivors are not nameless, faceless statistics. We can't be stereotyped or huddled together under one big umbrella of "crazy." We are not selfish. We are real people with real problems, and we're in pain.

Addressing The Elephant On The Bridge

Todd Hanson | Posted 08.13.2014 | TED Weekends
Todd Hanson

Along with all these multilayered personal responses, there was another, much less complicated reaction invoked as I listened to Sgt. Briggs' story, so I'll talk about that one instead. One that is direct, basic, and easy to say. The simple, pragmatic thought that, for me, as I listened, was the Elephant In The Room of this whole TED talk.

3 Things That Will Help You Live In Hope

Rev. Mary Robin Craig | Posted 08.13.2014 | TED Weekends
Rev. Mary Robin Craig

If you are one of the survivors, if you are one of those whose loved one completed the jump, or the hanging, or the overdose, or the shot to the head, I have three things to share with you. Three things which might help you yourself survive the days and weeks and years ahead. Three things I learned from the many people who have had the courage and compassion to accompany my family and me in one way or another since the death by suicide of our son and brother. Three things which might help you live in hope.

WATCH: This Ex-Officer's Haunting, Powerful Words About Suicide Could Save Someone's Life

TEDTalks | Posted 08.13.2014 | TED Weekends

If you saw someone on the verge of suicide, would you know what to say? As a patrolman on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Briggs helped bring many people back from the brink. In this moving talk, he gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be thinking of taking their own lives.

Hero Officer Reunites With California Man 8 Years After Saving His Life

Posted 05.13.2013 | Good News

In March 2005, Kevin Berthia climbed over the railing of the Golden Gate Bridge. Desperate and distressed, the young man was ready to jump to his deat...

Meet The Cop Who's Saved Hundreds From Suicide

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.08.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- As he shivered on a narrow iron bar 220 feet above San Francisco Bay, 22-year-old Kevin Berthia heard a voice. It did not belong to t...

GUARDIAN ANGEL: CHP Officer Saves Hundreds From Leaping Off Golden Gate Bridge

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may be beautiful, but the landmark has become just as famous for its staggering suicide rate as its International O...