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Kevin Briggs

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Ep. 55 - His job was to approach suicidal people at the Golden Gate bridge | Kevin Briggs

Understand Suicide

Kevin Briggs has had a life of service: First in the Army, then as a correctional officer, and finally in the Highway patrol in CA, which included patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge, a hotspot for suicide. His job was precisely to talk to people who were threatening to jump off the bridge. He has a TED Talk called “The bridge between suicide and life,” which has been watched for over 3.5 million people. Today he is a mental health and suicide prevention speaker and trainer.For more than a decade, he would go to the bridge and talk to those at risk, something he had never been trained to do. Kevin answered hundreds of emergency calls. In this interview, he shares what he learned about suicidal people, powerful stories of those he saved, what they had in common, ways to approach this population, what to avoid, and how his view on mental health has evolved since then. He also talks about his personal history of suicide: his grandfather took his life, something the family has never discussed.After years of avoiding his own mental illness, Kevin reached his limit and started treatment for depression.In 2019, there were 28 confirmed suicides on the bridge and 167 interventions. Since its inauguration in 1937, over 1,700 have died by jumping off the Golden Gate.Watch Kevin’s TED Talk:https://bit.ly/2LXrbgpYou can watch this interview on my YouTube Channel "Understand Suicide"https://bit.ly/3itSlIlDonate to the podcast:https://bit.ly/3maL9ROVisit my page www.understandsuicide.comFind my book "Understanding suicide: living with loss, paths to prevention"https://amzn.to/2ANczuRContact me and exchange experiences on my Facebook page:https://bit.ly/3h8sIet--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paula-fontenelle/message


16 Jan 2021

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Kevin Briggs - Episode 371

Behind The Shield

Kevin Briggs, nicknamed "The Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge" is a retired CHP officer and mental health advocate. We discuss his journey into law enforcement, battling cancer as a young man, communicating with people in crisis, common denominators and much more.

1hr 27mins

24 Oct 2020

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S9 The Will To Live E3 The Guardian Of The Golden Gate with Kevin Briggs


Kevin Briggs was a California Highway Patrolman for 24 years. His jurisdiction: The Golden Gate Bridge – a glorious and glamorous assignment protecting one of the world’s most iconic landmarks… until you learn that he negotiated with hundreds of suicidal ‘jumpers’ during that time saving lives.  


27 May 2020

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Suicide Prevention and Crisis Negotiation With Sergeant Kevin Briggs

Tell The Others

Heidi speaks with retired California Highway Patrolman Kevin Briggs (aka: The Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge) about his suicide prevention work, his time as a crisis negotiator, managing depression on the job, talking people back from the edge, and his post-CHiPS life. This fascinating look at the life and work of Sergeant Briggs is the first in Heidi’s new podcast series, Tell The Others. Learn more about Sergeant Briggs and his work below:http://www.pivotal-points.com/http://www.facebook.com/PivotalPointshttps://twitter.com/pivotalptskevinbriggs@pivotal-points.com

1hr 5mins

10 May 2020

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Kevin Briggs - Episode 44

Rallen's Rant

Kevin Briggs was a California Highway Patrol officer noted for his work in suicide intervention, having dissuaded more than two hundred people from jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay. In today's episode Kevin talks about growing up, his time in the Army, saving people lives, mental health, the effects of social media and much more.Rallen's Rant Patreon Page : www.patreon.com/user?u=12324770Rallen's Rant Apple Podcasts Link : podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rall…nt/id1232538503Rallen's Rant YouTube Link : www.youtube.com/user/Richieallen2/videosIntro Music : www.bensound.com/


6 Feb 2020

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#82 - Sergeant Kevin Briggs | How Listening Saved 200 Lives

The Heroic Minds Podcast

Kevin Briggs spent 18 years stopping 200+ Golden Gate Bridge suicides. Kevin has story after story, tactic after tactic, lesson after lesson. In this episode we cover A LOT. Kevin shares what he learnt in his years both saving and sometimes losing lives on the bridge. What is the first thing Kevin would say? It is probably not what you expect. What about the things you should avoid saying, well, Kevin has his four comments that he always avoids. Even though Kevin became educated and trained on deescalation it wasn’t those skills that allowed him to help guide over 200 people back onto the safe side of the bridge. It was listening, it was understanding, it was patience and authenticity. It was being honest and true, staying away from cliches and talking human to human allowing the individual to clear the darkest thoughts possible and think with some instance of clarity and rationale. Kevin doesn’t consider himself a hero. I will let you hear his story and decide for yourself. Pivotal Points Guardian of thee Golden Gate - Book Kevin Briggs TedTalk Heroic Clothing Send me an email: ben@heroicminds.live

1hr 8mins

29 Jan 2020

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#67 - How to help those contemplating suicide with Kevin Briggs

The Mind Mate Podcast

Kevin Briggs is a retired Sergeant with the California Highway Patrol. He is a trained and experienced speaker with the goal of raising awareness about mental health and wellness, crisis management, and suicide prevention.

1hr 2mins

9 Dec 2019

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Kevin Briggs ET Disclosure The Date Revealed

KAren Swain ATP Radio

See more here and Get Kevins Book... https://karenswain.com/kevin-j-briggs-disclosure-2020/November 2019: I had another chat with Kevin this year 2019. In this conversation, Kevin reveals the date his guides has given him for disclosure of our ET friends and family. Rejoining our cosmic consciousness. They want to help us clean up our mess and help Mother Gaia in her ascension and evolutionary process. Appreciate KAren Swain's work on ATP Media Awakening Consciousness? Please support us, you can share your love on this link https://www.paypal.me/KArenASwain. THANK YOUJoin facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/AwakeningEmpowermentNetworkATP Media facebook https://www.facebook.com/AccentuateTh...

1hr 46mins

19 Nov 2019

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11. Kevin Briggs dissuaded more than 200 people from suicide

All The Wiser

Sergeant Kevin Briggs is known by many as the “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge.” An army veteran with no formal suicide prevention training, Kevin Briggs dissuaded more than 200 people from jumping off the bridge over his 23 years with the California Highway Patrol. With a gentle voice and compassionate lens on the world, Kevin shares his experiences working with people who are in tremendous pain and how his innate ability of “listening to understand” has been his greatest tool in encouraging people to come back over the rail onto solid ground. Retired, Briggs is now dedicating his life to promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention across the globe.Benefitting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Jul 2019

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Kevin Briggs | Guardian of the Golden Gate

Your Oxygen Mask First

Since it was erected in 1937, more than 1700 people are estimated to have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, and just 25 are known to have survived, according to Robert Olson of The Centre for Suicide Prevention in Calgary, Canada.  But one man has talked over 200 people from making that leap into the abyss. I am thrilled to be joined by Kevin Briggs; former CHP Trooper, Veteran and now author and speaker.  Kevin knows loss and trauma and uses his skills of empathy, understanding, and listening to help the hopeless take a step off the ledge and back to humanity. Pivotal Points:  Website: https://www.pivotal-points.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PivotalPoints/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PivotalPts LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinbriggspivotalpoints/ Book: Guardian of the Golden Gate: Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair by Kevin Briggs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0990437574/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_jx18CbACS5VES--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/youroxygenmaskfirst/support


3 Jun 2019