Kevin Hines has reached millions as he travels globally teaching other’s the importance of suicide prevention and mental health awareness. He presents on numerous topics from anti-bullying, wellness in the workplace, drug and alcohol prevention and more. His compelling presentation always brings the audience to their feet. More importantly, many members make contact later to explain the event as life-changing.
Following his suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge as a youth, Hines has become one of the most sought after speakers of these subjects In the US. Kevin continues his fight for wellness and dedicates his life to working for mental health equality, awareness, and education.
As a member of the CHP for over twenty-three years, with the majority of those years patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge, Sgt. Briggs discovered early that his job required him to take on an unusual role for a police officer: suicide prevention counselor. As a cancer survivor and survivor of multiple heart operations, Briggs’ familiarity with personal struggle bonds him with suicidal men and women. With simple empathy, an instinct for improvisation and a refusal to walk away, Briggs has negotiated hundreds of people from suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge. Sgt. Briggs retired from the CHP in November 2013. His TED Talk in March 2014 went viral with over 1.3M views.