EVERYDAY LEGEND - The Man Who Prevented Hundreds of Suicides

By James Mills, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International

It is estimated that globally, one million people die from suicide each year; which makes it one of the top 3 causes of death in males and females aged 15-44. One place where over 1,600 people have taken their lives is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. When the bridge was opened in 1937 it was described by its chief engineer as "practically suicide-proof".

Kevin Briggs worked in the California Highway Patrol for more than 23 years and in his time was involved with hundreds of suicide calls whilst supervising this famous landmark. Through his efforts he saved hundreds of lives. There is an incredible amount we can learn from this man in his moving 14 minute TED Talk...

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