Saturday, June 29, 2013

Suicide Bridges

A suicide bridge is a bridge used frequently to die by suicide, most typically by jumping off and into the water below (because a fall from that height into the water is almost invariably fatal). Suicide prevention advocates believe that suicide by bridge is more likely to be impulsive than other means, and that barriers can have a significant effect on reducing the incidence of suicides by bridge. Special telephones with connections to crisis hotlines are sometimes installed on bridges. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has had more suicides than any other in the world, the number currently being over 1,200

Suicide hotline at the Tappan Zee Bridge - LINK
Victory Bridge, New Jersey - LINK

Makeshift suicide prevention sign - LINK

A telephone call box is shown on the Aurora Bridge. - LINK

Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. B.C. Photo credit: Wayne Leidenfrost - LINK

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco - LINK

A suicide prevention phone is seen on the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver. Photo credit: Jonathan Hayward/THE CANADIAN PRESS - LINK

A sign on the railing of the Tyne Bridge with the number of the Samaritans suicide prevention hotline.- LINK

Suicide hotline on the George Washington Memorial Bridge, Seattle, Washington. - LINK

The Prince Edward Viaduct - LINK
Sign for the suicide hotline on the George Washington Memorial Bridge, Fremont, Washington - LINK

Suicide prevention sign on the east sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. - LINK

Suicide prevention sign and phone on the east sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. - LINK

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