Sep 14, 2022
Kevin Berthia is a suicide survivor and prevention advocate who was born with a genetic depression disorder. At age 22, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the golden gate bridge. It wasn’t until 8 years later at the American Foundation for Suicide Preventions Lifesaver’s Gala that he was reunited with the officer who talked him back to safety.
Since then, his story of hope has touched audiences around the world. He’s shared his story with magazine outlets along with local and national news stations. His story was even featured on the Steve Harvey show.
Kevin points out that no one is more acutely aware of the darkness that surrounds suicide than those who have walked in its shadow. Listen in for some great takeaways about Kevin’s life-changing event and how he is helping others who suffer in silence, giving them a voice of hope.
Kevin Berthia is a suicide survivor and prevention advocate. Kevin was born with a genetic major depression disorder. In 2005, at the age of 22, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. It wasn’t until 8 years after his attempt that Kevin was reunited with the officer who talked him back to safety. Since then, Kevin’s story of HOPE has touched a diverse group of audiences all around the world. Kevin has had the opportunity to share his story with several magazine outlets along with local and national news stations.
Kevin’s story was also featured on the Steve Harvey Show. The photo of him standing on the cord was front page of the San Francisco Chronicle and placed on the 75 most iconic photos of the 21st Century. Kevin believes that having attempted suicide plays a major role in the prevention of additional suicides. No one knows more about the darkness that surrounds suicide than those who have walked in its shadow.
Mission: The Kevin Berthia Foundation was started and created to give those individuals that suffer in silence with both undiagnosed and diagnosed mental health conditions a voice of hope.
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