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The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

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May 17th 2016:Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge: A Discussion with Kevin Briggs

Kevin Briggs is a retired California Highway Patrol officer who spent many years patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. He encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread, who had lost hope and could see no way out of their current situation - ready to jump off the bridge ending of their pain and hopelessness. Through his compassion, gentle voice, eye contact, and his innate ability of “listening to understand”, Kevin encouraged more than 200 individuals over his career to either not go over the bridge’s rail or come back to solid ground and start a new chapter in

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Kevin Briggs

Kevin Briggs is a retired California Highway Patrol officer. During his 23 year career, he was responsible for patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. In his retirement, he is mapping a movement as he speaks publicly about his suicide prevention and crisis encounters with people on the bridge. He has dedicated his life to promoting mental health awareness across the globe through Pivotal Points, an organization he founded to promote Crisis Management, Suicide Prevention, and Leadership Skills. As a mental health consumer, Briggs suffers from depression related to his highway patrol officer and work leader experiences and is a suicide survivor losing his grandfather to suicide
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