ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, Second Edition 
Burke/Trost/deRoon-Cassin/Bernstein

Chapter 5: Bipolar Disorders and Suicide 

The Bridge between Suicide and Life

 

In this TED talk, Sargent Kevin Briggs talks about his time patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge and the suicide attempts that he witnessed. He expresses that the time he spent there impacted him beyond words. He saw people who had no hope and most importantly no one to listen to them. Briggs talks about how, when he would be talking a person down from jumping, the things they most felt were alone, that no one else understood, that there was no way out and that they just wanted to end their pain.  Run Time: 14:13