The Barrier Question: As design selection nears, debate still rages about means restriction on Ithaca’s bridges
While it is obvious that the bridges are being used to commit suicide, Ithaca is FENCES spokesperson Heather Bissel said that constructing fences or nets is a waste of resources when the area, as well as Cornell, is below the national average for suicides.
Discussing suicide off the Perrine Bridge, and lack of help signs
According to the Suicide Prevention Action Network in Idaho, in 2007, the state had the 11th highest suicide rate in the nation, 28% higher than the national average. The Perrine Bridge ... the bridge, because the bridge is everything to Twin Falls.”
Idaho s suicide rate tops country
Bar graph comparing the suicide rates in Idaho versus those in the US from 1996-2006. Graph created by Allison Page. The suicide of Cristina Reed, a Sun Valley woman who jumped from the Perrine Bridge into the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls on July 4 ...
Male suicide a growing concern in tough times
Since the bridge opened in 1937, someone has jumped from it every 2 weeks on average. Out of roughly 2,000 ... since 70 percent of all suicides by men occur in life's prime, not its dawning or twilight. Suicide rates are comparatively low under age 16 ...
Suicide prevention signs proposed for 2 Idaho bridges
TWIN FALLS ... sports enthusiasts to jump off and then deploy a parachute. But Perrine Bridge has on occasion drawn people looking to use the long fall to end their lives. Kim Kane, the executive director of the Suicide Prevention Action Network in ...