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#144 - Kevin Briggs On Suicide Prevention, Handling Depression & How To Be Happier

Kevin Briggs is a retired Sergeant with the California Highway Patrol. He is a trained and experienced speaker with the goal of raising awareness about mental health and wellness, crisis management, and suicide prevention.

Kevin gives his background before talking about handling suicidal people. We ask about the demographic of victims and talk about why suicide rates are increasing.

Kevin tells us about a negotiation term called a hook before going into the topic of mental health. He also shares about meditation, and we discuss about what people should do to be happier.

Such an amazing guest - it was great to have Kevin on the show to share about his career experiences. This is a gold mine of takeaways. Enjoy the episode!

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Show Notes:

  • Tommy's Tribute. [9:19]
  • Kevin on his background. [10:57]
  • Doc on why he wanted to get Kevin onto the show. [14:19]
  • Kevin on dealing with suicidal people. [15:52]
  • Tommy asks Kevin about the demographic of victims he's dealt with. [19:14]
  • Possible reasons for increasing suicide rates in young people. [19:28]
  • Doc asks Kevin about the after care that the people he's encountered go to. [20:53]
  • The initial reaction to finding people on the bridge. [23:34]
  • Doc shares a story about his grandfather. [25:46]
  • Tommy asks Kevin about what's on his mind when dealing with suicidal people. [28:09]
  • Kevin on negotiation - what are hooks? [30:55]
  • Cultural influences on anxiety & depression. [36:51]
  • Kevin on starting meditation. [40:19]
  • What should people do to be happier. [43:04]
  • Tommy asks Kevin if he's experienced mental issues from patrolling. [54:07]
  • The boys on teaching the younger generation the right things. [55:35]
  • Kevin's nugget of wisdom. [1:02:23]
  • 6 From 6. [1:03:06]
  • What is Kevin’s favorite travel destination? [1:03:09]
  • What is Kevin’s dream travel destination? [1:03:59]
  • What books does Kevin recommend? [1:04:56]
  • What does Kevin like to do when he has free time? [1:06:52]
  • Who does Kevin look up to? [1:08:37]
  • If Kevin could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be? [1:10:30]

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Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.