My name is Kevin Briggs and I’m the newest, and probably oldest (52), member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau. With that being said, I’ll bet you’re asking yourself, “Why is this 52 year old ex-cop working with Active Minds?” Fair question.
For the better part of 23 years, I worked with the California Highway Patrol. During that time, I spent many years patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge. I’ve spoken to hundreds of folks contemplating suicide on that bridge. Many of these people were young adults. Each and every time we “lost” someone, regardless of age, it broke my heart. It was even a harder blow when it was a young person.
What do Frank Warren, author and creator of the PostSecret Project and Kevin Briggs, “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge” have in common? They’ve both joined Active Minds Speakers Bureau as Affinity Speakers!
Along with our 12 Exclusive Speakers, these two new stars bring their distinct experiences and perspectives to an already dazzling constellation of highly-trained professional mental health presenters. Continue Reading
40,000 Suicides Annually, Yet America Simply Shrugs
Featuring our #MHCC14 Speaker Kevin Briggs, this USA Today examines why the United States ignores the public health issue of suicide.
Our National Mental Health on Campus Conference is exactly one month away, and we couldn’t be more excited about our fantastic lineup of keynote speakers.
Meet our three keynote speakers, who are truly changing the conversation about mental health around the world.
Kevin Briggs, “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge,” Pivotal Points
Sergeant Kevin Briggs has touched hundreds of lives, and continues to reach hundreds more. As a former California Highway Patrol officer, Briggs helped hundreds of people who were contemplating suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge to come back over the bridge’s rail and give life another chance. These challenging, but life-changing efforts earned him the nickname “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge.”
After a 23 year career with the California Highway Patrol, Briggs retired to dedicate his life to promote mental health awareness across the globe, founding Pivotal Points, an organization that works to promote Suicide Prevention, Crisis Management, and Leadership Skills.
Hear him speak Sunday, Nov. 16 from 11 am to 12 pm.