Woman hospitalized after jump off Sky...

Woman hospitalized after jump off Skyway bridge

There are 26 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 29, 2008, titled Woman hospitalized after jump off Skyway bridge. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

A woman who authorities say jumped off the towering Sunshine Skyway bridge in St.

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bubba

Hialeah, FL

#2 Sep 29, 2008
woody hayes wrote:
Man, you know your life is screwed up when you cannot even successfully commit suicide.
I just hope she remembers the old adage: If at first you don't succeed.......
throw woody off the bridge!!!
lillisa283

United States

#3 Sep 29, 2008
you have problems a lady tried to kill herself, if all you can do is be rude then keep your coments to yourself!

“MANGLER”

Since: Dec 06

Atlanta, GA / Seattle, WA

#4 Sep 29, 2008
The city of San Francisco has been trying to have a fence installed along the Golden Gate Bridge for 30 years. But the aesthetics committee refuses because it would be visible. That's the point! The vast majority of people will walk away if something minor impedes them from attempting suicide. Rarely will somebody go through extra lengths to do it. They say that even the small signs posted on bridges urging people to call an 800 number seem to fend off potential jumps. There’s no real way to stop people if they are really going to do it. However, most of the time, whatever brought them to that point is temporary and people always credit whatever thing stopped them.
Somebodyhelpme

Lake Worth, FL

#5 Sep 29, 2008
An overdose of sleeping pills is so much less traumatic. Jumpers are just drama queens.
Homer Simpson

United States

#6 Sep 29, 2008
Too bad, I was polishing up a Darwin Award for her.
Satan

Marathon, FL

#8 Sep 29, 2008
She should have aimed for the concrete pylon not the water, CHICKEN............

Since: Jul 08

Hialeah, FL

#9 Sep 29, 2008
I am shocked that anyone would choose jumping from the bridge to committ suicide when they could just take a bunch of pills. That is just crazy!
Bernice Fish

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Sep 29, 2008
I hope this is an opportunity for the victim to get the help she needs.

Harsh comments and jokes are just defense mechanisms for those who have fear surrounding suicide. I hope those making such comments will be able to work out their issues so that they don't continue to hurt others.
Mark_2100

United States

#11 Sep 29, 2008
That bridge is up there, it is crazy just driving over it.
County

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Sep 29, 2008
Toronto also had a bridge people jumped off of but it was worse as they would fall on cars on the highway below. They had all these phones near the bridge that went straight to a suicide prevention service. At one point they were looking into putting a fence up to prevent it. It used to be interesting to listen to traffic reports because any time you would hear of an accident on the Don Valley Parkway near Danforth it would make you if it was another jumper.
what

United States

#13 Sep 29, 2008
lillisa283 wrote:
you have problems a lady tried to kill herself, if all you can do is be rude then keep your coments to yourself!
oh whatever your name is...get a life!!!!
what

United States

#14 Sep 29, 2008
Mark_2100 wrote:
That bridge is up there, it is crazy just driving over it.
I know I drove a 26ft truck over that bridge...and I was a little neverous...white nuckling the stearing wheel...lol
what

United States

#15 Sep 29, 2008
Bernice Fish wrote:
I hope this is an opportunity for the victim to get the help she needs.
Harsh comments and jokes are just defense mechanisms for those who have fear surrounding suicide. I hope those making such comments will be able to work out their issues so that they don't continue to hurt others.
Bernice...GET A LIFE...they were just kidding. And yes I am scared to death of death and suicide...that is why I choose life!!!
what

United States

#19 Sep 29, 2008
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>One of only a handful still using the “Darwin Award” line… what a loser!
Hey 1995 called, it wants its line back (also overused)! Oh and I’m sure you use the word “bling” still.
Lonely white guy I presume?
what are you a loser black guy!!! racist!!!

“A half-truth is a whole lie”

Since: Jun 08

United States

#20 Sep 29, 2008
Mark_2100 wrote:
That bridge is up there, it is crazy just driving over it.
Oh god I know!!! I hate that bridge. I go the long way around just to avoid it, screw that thing!
woody hayes wrote:
Man, you know your life is screwed up when you cannot even successfully commit suicide.
I just hope she remembers the old adage: If at first you don't succeed.......
God help me, that's funny.

Suicide is no laughing matter thought, seriously! But when it comes right down to it, she will either try it again or maybe see it as another chance. Who knows, usually the ones that act normal are the crazy ones.=P
eff you

Greensboro, NC

#21 Sep 29, 2008
Bernice...GET A LIFE...they were just kidding. And yes I am scared to death of death and suicide...that is why I choose life!!!

Based on your earlier reply, choose spellcheck!
so you say

Durham, NC

#22 Sep 29, 2008
Bernice Fish wrote:
I hope this is an opportunity for the victim to get the help she needs.
Harsh comments and jokes are just defense mechanisms for those who have fear surrounding suicide. I hope those making such comments will be able to work out their issues so that they don't continue to hurt others.
jokes are not a defence for those who fear suicide. All of the off color remarks you read are because these people believe suicide is just stupid. Those who poke fun at it don't understand how someone could take their own lives, especially when they take them with pain. Suicide is a cowards way out of dealing with life. They have no regard for their friends or family, they are self-centered weak creatures.
The Sharks

Boca Raton, FL

#23 Sep 29, 2008
Before you jump, chum the water.

That way, we can help you check out.

Thanks...
Dick

Boca Raton, FL

#24 Sep 29, 2008
Bernice Fish wrote:
I hope this is an opportunity for the victim to get the help she needs.
Harsh comments and jokes are just defense mechanisms for those who have fear surrounding suicide. I hope those making such comments will be able to work out their issues so that they don't continue to hurt others.
This is the sunsentinel forum.
Not romper room.
We rip on EVERYBODY.
Get over it.
You want to change the world?
Join the freakin' peace corps.
Chinese Repo Man

San José, Costa Rica

#25 Sep 29, 2008
She really missed the boat with that stunt.

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