EPISODE 27

GuardIAN OF THE GOLDEN GATE

Oct 15, 2018 | Podcast | 0 comments

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Kevin Briggs, retired CHP Sergeant, the Guardian of the Golden Gate

Kevin Briggs is a retired California Highway Patrol Sergeant who has been called the Guardian of the Golden Gate for his reputation interacting with hundreds of people who wanted to commit suicide by jumping from the bridge. Kevin wrote a book about his experiences and has been featured on several major media outlets. We discuss communication strategies, some considerations to make regarding tactical interventions in a crisis, red flags that someone might kill themselves, things to say to someone in crisis, and 4 things to NOT say to someone who is thinking about killing themselves.

TED Talk

His book, Guardian of the Golden Gate, Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair

His website, Pivotal Points

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