Kevin Berthia

Suicide Survivor Advocate Coach Speaker

Kevin is a sought-after public speaker and a passionate advocate for suicide prevention, acting as an example that depression recovery is possible for everyone.
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Kevin Berthia’s Story:

Kevin Berthia is a suicide survivor and prevention advocate. Kevin was born with a genetic major depression disorder. In 2005, at the age of 22, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. It wasn’t until 8 years after his attempt that Kevin was reunited with the officer who talked him back to safety. Since then, Kevin’s story of HOPE has touched a diverse group of audiences all around the world. Kevin has had the opportunity to share his story with several magazine outlets along with local and national news stations.


Kevin is a true inspiration. I have had the opportunity to hear him speak on there separate occasions. Hearing him share his personal struggles, pain and triumph brought me to tears each time, but his story also showed what it means to have strength, faith and the courage to live. I am blessed to have met Kevin and been positively impacted by his journey and to be able to call him my friend.
Stephanie Peskowitz


Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with us and share your experiences with us. Hearing your story was really inspiring and helped inform our understanding of mental health Thanks for all that you do!
ASB Mental Health Group

Stanford University

I wanted to thank you for providing us with a great opportunity to bring Kevin to Sonoma County. He is an amazing and inspiring speaker and I have heard great reviews from that night. He is so assessable and relatable, I was profoundly moved by his story and know that everyone there was impacted in such a positive way. We will find a way to bring Kevin back to share his powerful story. Kevin is a great advocate for stigma reduction and I know he will change people’s lives through his story.
Amy Faulstich

Mental Health Services Act Coordinator, MSW