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Friday, May 16, 2014

243 - The bridge between suicide and life by Kevin Briggs - TED Talks

TED2014 · 14:13 · Filmed Mar 2014 
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For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.

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