posted on Dec, 17 2006 @ 02:00 PM
Installing measures on the bridge itself to prevent suicide, is nothing more than placing a band-aid over a gun shot wound. The city should spend
it's dollars on a system of preventing suicide altogether. Not just trying to prevent it on the bridge itself.
The fence, ...Please. A fence is the last thing that is going to stand between an individual and suicide. It would honestly be a waste of time,
effort, & money. It may reduce the suicides on the bridge, but it would do nothing to deter suicide itself.
I think we under estimate the ability to talk to children on a face to face level. Guest speakers in school, proper use of the media, etc., the
possibilities are endless.
Human contact is the key. When they understand their life is of value, and the loss of it would carry a severe impact, it may assist in the process
of saving lives.