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Description of Golden Gate Bridge Barrier

Posted Oct 21 2008 8:46am

My last two posts focused on means restriction–the aim of preventing suicide by reducing a person’s access to a quick and lethal suicide method.    The Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent Project has been a highly publicized (and controversial) state effort to determine out the best way to balance the imperative of saving lives by erecting a physical barrier on the bridge and the desire to protect the beauty and touristic appeal of this national landmark.   On October 10, Board of Directors voted to pursue the construction of an steel net that would extend 20 feet on either side of the bridge.   Today I came across a post at PsychCentral by Dr. John M. Grohol describing how this proposed net would work.   I found the article interesting and thought I’d pass it on.

Other related post(s):  Reminder from the bridge: Suicidal individuals are full of ambivalence


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