In March of 2005, Kevin Berthia (pictured above right) was going through a tough time.

His daughter was born premature the year before and medical costs for her care climbed to nearly $250,000.

He couldn’t see a way out of debt, so he fell into a deep depression and decided to end his life at the Golden Gate Bridge.

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 2.35.20 PMThat’s where he met retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs, who intervened and talked him down.

They spoke about that day at StoryCorps in San Francisco.

Originally aired March 6, 2015, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Photo courtesy of Jon Storey, San Francisco Chronicle.