A world away from Albury, UK -based mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin shared a message of heartbreak and hope surrounded by the remnants of a fully-lived life that almost wasn't.
The Winter Solstice audience was invited not just into Mr Benjamin's past but into his London home.
Despite being pre-recorded, Mr Benjamin's speech was raw and intimate.
In the background, viewers caught a glimpse into Mr Benjamin's life beyond the bridge, bringing an extra poignancy to his tale of a life almost given-up on.
A 'Best uncle ever, ever, ever - the end' card sits on a bookshelf and a London Marathon medal hangs on wall.
Evidence of a life, lived.
Mr Benjamin's recount of his own mental anguish, bridged the vast distance between Albury and London, forming an intimate connection through the screen.
He allowed the audience to travel with him from the first time he visited a child psychologist aged five, to a diagnosis of schizo-affected disorder and admission to a psychiatric hospital which eventually led him to the edge of a bridge.
"That for me it felt like the end," he said.
It was on that bridge, Mr Benjamin met a stranger who saved his life by being there and staying.
"What that stranger did and his words, they had an impact on me," he said.
"I felt a bit of hope from this guy being so positive with me, I felt a bit of hope... that hope started off like a tiny seed and eventually grew.
"It took a long time and for me it's an ongoing journey, I still have my relapses but it's different.
"It's different today, I guess I talk about it now, I don't hide it anymore, actually now I even ask for help now which has taken me a long time to do.
"I take my medication today, I have therapy I use different techniques."
Eventually, Mr Benjamin found the stranger on the bridge, Neil Laybourn.
Together they've run the London Marathon, advocated for mental health awareness, and become friend.
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Mr Benjamin has starred in a documentary and written books, all the while advocating for better mental health awareness especially among young people.
"I think for me the key thing is being part of humanity, really feeling like part of humanity especially I think during this time of coronavirus," he said.
"...humanity and really being there for one another is just so so important."
Speaking to a distant audience, Mr Benjamin demonstrated mindfulness techniques and pinpointed two moments that changed his life: the encounter on the bridge and his therapist saying his mental illness wasn't his fault. It was just the way his brain was wired.
"We separate our heads from the rest of us our mind and our body we separate it. I think one day we'll stop doing that," he said.
"If something happen in your body, if you have a heart attack you don't hide it you don't try push it away you'll get help straight away, why do we treat our heart differently from our heads."