Kevin Briggs is one of the country's most active advocates for suicide awareness and prevention. Briggs has been featured in The New Yorker, Men's Health and People magazines as well as several national radio and television shows. His TED talk has been seen well over a million times. Briggs regularly travels the country helping businesses learn crisis management, and people better learn the signs of suicidal risk as well as the best steps to help prevent a tragedy that still takes the life of an American every 13 minutes. He is the father of two boys, and lives in the Bay Area. Sam Mellinger has worked at The Kansas City Star since 2000, the last five years as a sports columnist. His work has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Kansas and Missouri Press Associations, and Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Kansas City with his wife Katie and son Samuel.