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Grant Halliburton Foundation presents Beacon of Hope Luncheon

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Kevin Berthia, suicide prevention advocate and suicide attempt survivor, and Kevin Briggs, California Highway Patrolman and author of Guardian of the Golden Gate: Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair, will be the featured speakers for Grant Halliburton Foundation’s Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon.

In 2005, Berthia, a young father battling depression, met Briggs during a very public suicide attempt. Berthia was facing substantial medical debt and went to the Golden Gate Bridge with the intention to jump. There he met Sergeant Briggs, now deemed the "Guardian of the Golden Gate" due to his efforts that have prevented more than 200 suicides from the bridge.

During their encounter, Briggs listened to Berthia for 92 minutes as he stood 220 feet above the waters of the San Francisco Bay. Ultimately, Berthia made the decision to come back over the rail, choosing hope and life. This moment was captured by a nearby photographer and the resulting image has been shared globally via news outlets and social media platforms.

Briggs and Berthia are now close friends and sought-after speakers who bring a message of hope and healing to the conversation about suicide prevention and recovery. Their inspirational true story will be profiled in 92 Minutes, a feature documentary in production by Dallas-based film non-profit Fotolanthropy.

The luncheon supports Grant Halliburton Foundation’s work to provide education, resources and support for children, teen and young adult mental health.

Kevin Berthia, suicide prevention advocate and suicide attempt survivor, and Kevin Briggs, California Highway Patrolman and author of Guardian of the Golden Gate: Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair, will be the featured speakers for Grant Halliburton Foundation’s Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon.

In 2005, Berthia, a young father battling depression, met Briggs during a very public suicide attempt. Berthia was facing substantial medical debt and went to the Golden Gate Bridge with the intention to jump. There he met Sergeant Briggs, now deemed the "Guardian of the Golden Gate" due to his efforts that have prevented more than 200 suicides from the bridge.

During their encounter, Briggs listened to Berthia for 92 minutes as he stood 220 feet above the waters of the San Francisco Bay. Ultimately, Berthia made the decision to come back over the rail, choosing hope and life. This moment was captured by a nearby photographer and the resulting image has been shared globally via news outlets and social media platforms.

Briggs and Berthia are now close friends and sought-after speakers who bring a message of hope and healing to the conversation about suicide prevention and recovery. Their inspirational true story will be profiled in 92 Minutes, a feature documentary in production by Dallas-based film non-profit Fotolanthropy.

The luncheon supports Grant Halliburton Foundation’s work to provide education, resources and support for children, teen and young adult mental health.

WHEN

WHERE

Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
https://www.granthalliburton.org/boh

TICKET INFO

Sponsorships start at $600.

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