"Golden Gate Bridge set to take measures to dissuade people from jumping
Plans to stop people using one of world's most deadly suicide spots for their last goodbye include huge nets to preserve lives" 


"California Highway Patrol police officers swoop whenever 

anyone is spotted over the railing.


Kevin Briggs, one of the officers, has talked hundreds of people out of leaping - or grabbed them as they wavered, once spending seven hours persuading a depressed father not to throw himself off."


-Kevin Briggs, known as "The Guardian" of the Golden Gate Bridge: quoted in The Telegraph on March 14, 2014

More than twice a month, on average, those who've lost all hope come to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, climb over the railing and, tragically, plunge 220 feet into the Pacific Ocean to end their pain.

That number would be higher, if not for California Highway Patrolman Sgt. Kevin Briggs, nicknamed the "Guardian of the Golden Gate." Since 1994, through sheer compassion and expert listening skills, Sgt. Briggs has helped convince more than 200 people on the precipice of death not to take their live.

This year, Briggs will be accepting a Jefferson Award, a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America-  a Nobel Prize for public service.


Kevin holds the unique perspective of a person who struggled with a severe mental illness and has reached international audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and will to live. When Kevin was 19-years old, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of thirty-three to survive the fall and he is also the only survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the country and the globe.

Kevin's will to live and stay mentally well has inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. His compelling story has touched diverse audiences internationally. Cracked... Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt is his first book and just released with high praise in 2013. It has since entered its seventh printing.

Hero, Crises Intervention Specialist, Mental Health Advocate
Award-winning Author, Mental Health Advocate, International Speaker
Golden Gate Bridge hits milestone high in 2013 with 46 suicides 
Kevin Hines, who is one of a rare few who survived a suicide attempt at the bridge, can speak about his experience and his life's work to help prevent suicides.

During his 20 years patrolling the bridge, Kevin Briggs managed to talk many despondent people out of jumping.  

These experts are available for interview scheduling to discuss  this critical issue. We can help to arrange in studio, 
on-site and phone interviews. 
Following are some links to coverage of the issue: 


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