A Marin County coroner’s office report (PDF) on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was released, timely for World Suicide Prevention Day.

[... C]oroner Ken Holmes said 70 percent of all suicides are witnessed by “tourists, commuters, adults, children and people working on the bridge.” The report also determined that 90 percent of those who committed suicide, were from Northern California with the vast majority from surrounding bay counties.

After many years of debate, a design for a preventative net was approved in 2008. The net is not yet in place. Holmes criticized the Golden Gate Bridge District’s actions, saying they “see little urgency in resolving this ongoing problem.”

MoreMarin.com quoted Mary Currie’s response, which is that the District “are moving quickly as possible towards a suicide barrier.”

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 10 Sep 2009
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Kiume, S. (2009). Golden Gate Bridge Stats. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 25, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/09/10/golden-gate-bridge-stats/

 

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