Their viral photograph on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has become an iconic image. One man, despondent, threatens to jump. The other talks to him calmly, imploring him to live.

Ten years after Sergeant Kevin Briggs talked down Kevin Berthia from the bridge, the two men are reuniting at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. to share their story during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Briggs, a retired member of the California Highway Patrol, is known internationally as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge, in recognition of the hundreds of lives he saved during his tenure. Berthia, now a suicide prevention advocate, will share the stage alongside the man who saved his life and tell the story of what brought him to that moment and what has happened since that day.

As part of UNCG’s Fourth Annual Mental Health Month, “The Bridge Between Life and Suicide” is a community-wide endeavor to further the conversation about suicide and energize prevention efforts. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among all Americans, and the risk is even higher for high school and college students. As of 2013, suicide was the second leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24.

When Briggs and Berthia reunited earlier this year for an interview with StoryCorps, Berthia expressed gratitude.

“You know, we’ve been through similar things in our lives and I’ve never been around anybody that’s seen me at a more vulnerable state,” Berthia told Briggs. “The greater picture is that I need to be here for my daughter. You know, she’s 10 now and, had you not been there, I wouldn’t get to see her grow up.”

The event is free and open to the public, and continuing education credit will be available and provided through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

UNCG Student Health Services, along with the Dean of Students Office, UNCG Police and the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, partnered with the Cone Health Foundation, Weaver Foundation, Sandhills Center and the Mental Health Association in Greensboro to bring both men to UNCG.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. to witness the sweet reunion. Complete details about the event can be found here.