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Friday, May 16, 2014

243 - The bridge between suicide and life by Kevin Briggs - TED Talks

TED2014 · 14:13 · Filmed Mar 2014 
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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 a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.