September is Suicide Prevention Month
The Novato Unified School District will be sending information out soon on local programs/events.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 – 7-9 pm
Marin County Office of Education, Hollis Hall
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael
The Impact of Listening with Kevin Berthia, Suicide Prevention Advocate and Suicide Survivor
Register: Click here to register
Description: Kevin Berthia is a grateful suicide survivor and suicide prevention advocate. Kevin was born with a genetic major depression disorder that he inherited from his biological mother. In 2005 at the age of 22, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. After jumping the railing, he stood on a 4 inch narrow cord about 220 feet in the air. For 96 minutes, with nothing to stop him from falling except a listening ear, Kevin spoke with a first responder who eventually talked him back over the railing.
In May of 2013, 8 years after his attempt at the Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin was invited by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to present The Life Savers Award to the officer who talked him back to safety. Kevin spoke publicly for the first time about the events that led up to that day March 11, 2005
Paid for with Mental Health Services Act, Prevention & Early Intervention Funds