No Shame On U Inaugural Event

  • Mayer Kaplan JCC 5050 Church St Skokie, IL, 60077 United States

No Shame On U

Mental Shift. End Stigma. Save Lives.

No Shame On U is delighted to have Kevin Briggs “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge” as its inaugural speaker, discussing mental health stigma reduction and awareness.    

Courtesy of an anonymous donor, Metro Chicago Hillel students are invited to attend the event free of charge.  If interested, please email Nathan Benditzson to RSVP as space is limited.

Former California Highway Patrol officer Sergeant Kevin Briggs spent many years patrolling San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, where he encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread—people who had lost all hope and could see no way out of their current situations. Kevin's powerful TED Talk has already had nearly 2 Million views

Over the course of his career Briggs, through his compassion, gentle voice, eye contact, and his innate capacity for “listening to understand” encouraged more than 200 of these anguished souls to come back over the bridge’s rail, where they had been standing precariously on the bridge’s chord, to solid ground and a new chapter in their lives. 

The evening will also include refreshments and opportunity to meet Mr. Briggs and get his book signed.

No Shame On U is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health and raising awareness. Our goal is for the people who need help to seek it, for family members and friends to know how to provide proper support and for lives to be saved.