Suicide: Decision or Disease?

September 12, 2014

(North Coast Journal) – Last June, Golden Gate Bridge directors voted to fund 20-foot-wide “suicide nets” on each side of the bridge, at a cost of $76 million. Over 1,600 people have jumped to their deaths since the bridge was completed in 1937, including 46 in 2013. In committing public funds, the main question the directors confronted was, “Won’t frustrated jumpers simply find another way to kill themselves?”

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