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Hope on the Golden Gate Bridge: Sergeant Kevin Briggs at TED2014Hope on the Golden Gate Bridge: Sergeant Kevin Briggs at TED2014

Posted By Ben Lillie

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 […]

News

Kevin Breel talks to the Today Show about his viral videoKevin Breel talks to the Today Show about his viral video

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In an interview on the Today Show this morning, Kevin Breel reveals why he thinks his TED Talk has gone viral: not because his story is unique, but because it is so common. Breel’s talk, given at TEDxKids@Ambleside, has been watched about 1.5 million times so far. In it, the 19-year-old reveals that, while he […]

Culture

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

Posted By Nadia Goodman

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 […]

Culture

TED Weekends breaks the silence for suicide survivorsTED Weekends breaks the silence for suicide survivors

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

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 – […]