Preventing suicide by design

Preventing suicide by design

There are 30 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Sep 28, 2009, titled Preventing suicide by design. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the graceful steel span 650 feet above the Rio Grande near Taos that has attracted both tourists and suicides, could be in for some changes.

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“Jimmy Tha Most”

Since: Sep 08

Sangre De Cristos

#22 Sep 29, 2009
Well, at least we won't have to worry about the bridge being a tourist attraction anymore. Heck, i feel that if you're suicidal, what better place to jump than the rio grande bridge. But, our overprotective do gooder parents are here to protect us from ourselves again, by spending big bucks to solve a non-problem. So, all you suicidal types planning on jumping from the bridge remember, bring your fence cutters! I'm sure those "three people per year" can find another way to do themselves in. for which case, i propose we wrap everything in bubble wrap.

“Jimmy Tha Most”

Since: Sep 08

Sangre De Cristos

#23 Sep 29, 2009
Ronster wrote:
Research has shown that people do NOT simply find another way to kill themselves once a suicide magnet is made unavailable. Survivors nearly always say the decision to jump was an impulsive one, and that they wouldn't have attempted suicide by another method. Most jumpers are under the influence of alcohol, which as we all know impairs judgement and lowers inhibitions. I don't want the RGG Bridge, or the Golden Gate Bridge, defaced with some ugly barrier, but the "they'll just go somewhere else" argument isn't supported by facts and it doesn't contribute to the discussion. If the topic interests you, consider renting "The Bridge," a documentary about suicide on the GGB.
"Research" funded and supported by manufactures of suicide prevention devices isn't "research". it's propaganda.
Cynic

Florence, AL

#24 Sep 29, 2009
Jimmy Green wrote:
Well, at least we won't have to worry about the bridge being a tourist attraction anymore. Heck, i feel that if you're suicidal, what better place to jump than the rio grande bridge. But, our overprotective do gooder parents are here to protect us from ourselves again, by spending big bucks to solve a non-problem. So, all you suicidal types planning on jumping from the bridge remember, bring your fence cutters! I'm sure those "three people per year" can find another way to do themselves in. for which case, i propose we wrap everything in bubble wrap.
This is an example of a post that is NOT sarcastic. You sir, are a sorry excuse for a human being, and I sincerely hope that outside of the internet, you are not as cold and inhumane as this post would indicate.
Hunter

Santa Fe, NM

#25 Sep 29, 2009
Not too long ago in international news, in China, a guy had been perched on the edge and threatening to jump off of a bridge for several hours, attracting huge attention, police, etc. when another man rushed forward and gave the guy a push. The man later said that this guy was just wasting everybody's time and if he really wanted to kill himself, he should just do it.

I guess that's how it is in China.
Cynic

Florence, AL

#26 Sep 29, 2009
Jimmy Green wrote:
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"Research" funded and supported by manufactures of suicide prevention devices isn't "research". it's propaganda.
Yes, we must see through the vail of government funded propaganda which encourages us not to kill ourselves.

WHAT!? Are you HIGH!??

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe

#27 Sep 29, 2009
Oh man! You`re taking away all the fun. I guess I`ll just have to arrive with bolt cutters.
Remember bring bolt cutters, then fly me to the Moon, let me dance among the stars.
I guess if you blew your head away on the bridge, it would be less messy, easier to clean.
Can`t we rename it to The International Taos Suicide Bridge.
Now that has a real ring to it.

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe

#28 Sep 29, 2009
I hear people are queue in up before they install the higher fence. The words out, get it while you can!
Hunter

Santa Fe, NM

#29 Sep 29, 2009
The last time I spent more than 20 minutes in Taos, it made want to commit suicide too.
Chucho

United States

#30 Sep 30, 2009
Mental healthcare in Northern NM may be the pits, however, the majority of the jumpers are not natives of the area.
boondoggle bob

Goleta, CA

#31 Oct 15, 2009
Suicide barriers don't save lives, despite the muddle-headed claims of froot loop activists. They are a scam to let highway transportation agencies spend tax dollars.

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