Full Frame: Kevin Briggs on the leap not taken

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Kevin Briggs a crisis prevention expert has helped many people come off the ledge. Kevin Briggs a crisis prevention expert has helped many people come off the ledge.

After the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in China, the Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco, is the second-most used suicide site in the world.  But retired California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Briggs is responsible for saving hundreds from taking that leap.

“The bridge was opened, I believe, in May of 1937, and there’s been well over 2,000 people who’ve leapt to their death from that bridge,” explained Briggs.

From 1994 to 2013 Briggs patrolled the bridge and talked down strangers thinking of ending their lives.  

Full Frame: Kevin Briggs on the leap not taken

Full Frame: Kevin Briggs on the leap not taken

After the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in China, the Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco, is the second-most used suicide site in the world.  But retired California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Briggs is responsible for saving hundreds from taking that leap.

“I try to think, if I was in their shoes, what would I want to happen?” asked Briggs.

Now, retired from his duties, he continues his work with his organization called “Pivotal Points.”

In this week’s Full Frame Close Up, Briggs talks about his mission to prevent suicide, around the globe, by teaching others how to persuade people to step back from the ledge and talk to someone about their struggles. 

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