Suicides Mounting, Golden Gate Looks to Add a Safety Net


San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge may soon become a little bit safer. The directors of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation Authority are expected to soon vote in favor of adding suicide prevention measures to the bridge. Coming off of a year which saw a record 46 completed suicides and another 118 which were prevented, the need for suicide barriers and netting has begun to become clear to the Golden Gate Bridge’s Highway and Transportation Authority; who have long been hesitant to alter the iconic landmark. AFSP commends this positive and life-saving change of course. As studies have shown that suicide barriers on bridges successfully reduce suicide rates, it is hoped that with these proposed changes last year’s grim record will never be broken.

Click here to read the full New York Times article on the proposed change.