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Hope on the Golden Gate Bridge: Sergeant Kevin Briggs at TED2014

Hope on the Golden Gate Bridge: Sergeant Kevin Briggs at TED2014

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Sergeant Kevin Briggs recently retired from the California Highway Patrol after 23 years of service, the majority of which included patrolling the southern end of Marin County, which includes the Golden Gate Bridge. And that means that he has frequently responded to suicide attempts. The bridge, while an iconic structure, has also been the site []

Confessions of a depressed comic: A Q&A with Kevin Breel

Confessions of a depressed comic: A Q&A with Kevin Breel

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As a teenager, Kevin Breel almost took his own life. His story — so powerfully told in his viral TEDx Talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” — gives voice to an often silent struggle and offers a message of hope. In honor of Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day, we spoke with Kevin about living with depression []

TED Weekends breaks the silence for suicide survivors

TED Weekends breaks the silence for suicide survivors

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At TEDActive 2011, JD Schramm shares the story of his friend, John, who, after surviving a suicide attempt, found that there were few resources available for someone in his position to be able to communicate the hardship he experienced and the depression he continued to battle. And there are others in this position, too – []