10 Suicide Bridges People Are Most Likely to Jump Off

By chili, June 22nd 2009 in Travel News Comments (107)

The bridges, designed and built to provide a passage, often become a way between life and death. High constructions spanning across valleys, rivers and large bodies of waters, draw those who lost their hope. Such fatal places where many decided to took their lives acquired a notorious nickname “ the suicide bridge”.

 

1. The Golden Gate Bridge

Sad statistics: 1,500 deaths, approximately 30 suicides per year

 

 

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the USA, is the most popular suicide destination in the world. It was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937. It connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County.

An icon of the city has also become a Mecca for those who want to end their lives. People have been known to travel to San Francisco specifically to jump off the bridge as approximately 75 m (245 feet) above the water is high enough for 98% falls to be fatal.

According to unofficial estimates around 1,500 people jumped into the water from the bridge’s deck.

 

 

In 2006 Eric Steel , a filmmaker, released its controversial documentary The Bridge , in which he captured a number of suicide jumps and thwarted attempts.

See an interview with a provocative director Eric Steel.

 

2. The Clifton Suspension Bridge

Sad statistics: 1,000 deaths, approximately 4 suicides per year after new barriers added in 1998

By ktvyeow

 

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge, in Bristol, UK, was opened in 1864 and designed for light horse drawn traffic. It still meets the demands of 21st century commuter traffic with 11-12,000 motor vehicles crossing it every day. Unfortunately since its earliest days the bridge has also been attracting those deprived of hope.

 

 

Around 1000 people lost their lives jumping into the water. Among those unfortunate souls was one lucky one - In 1885, a 22-year-old woman named Sarah Ann Henley survived a fall from the bridge when her billowing skirts acted as a parachute, and subsequently lived into her eighties.

 

3. The Aurora Bridge

Sad statistics: over 230 deaths

By .shyam

 

The Aurora Bridge, in Seattle, Washington, 51m (167 ft) above the water, is the second deadliest suicide bridge in the USA. The first suicide occurred in January 1932 before the construction was completed. Since its opening in February 1932, there have been 230 suicide falls. In December 2006, six emergency phones and 18 signs were installed on the bridge to encourage people to seek help instead of jumping.

 

 

4. The Nanjing Bridge

Sad statistics: about 1,000 deaths (unofficial records)

 

 

The Nanjing Bridge over the Yangtze in China is a national symbol for Chinese. After the withdrawal of Soviet experts, following the Sino-Soviet Split, China was thought to be unable to build a bridge on such a scale without outside support. The project was undertaken to prove that Chinese engineers were able to overcome this perceived lack of ability. Unfortunately the bridge also gained a fatal fame of a suicide spot as up to 1,000 people are believed to have died by jumping off it since its completion in 1968.

 

 

However in 2004 one local man began voluntarily patrolling this fatal spot and has persuaded dozens of people not to kill themselves. Chen Si patrolled the bridge over the weekends when he did not have to go to work. He talked to people who seemed depressed. His message was simple "You only have one life, please give yourself a chance. The sun is bound to shine brighter tomorrow”. The BBC reported the story in 2005, but I hope that the man or others like him are still around.

 

5. Netty Jetty Bridge

Sad statistics: about 1,000 deaths (unofficial records)

 

 

According to unofficial statistics, around 200 people jumped from 100-year-old Netty Jetty Bridge in Karachi, Pakistan. The grinding poverty, impatience and intolerance in society are seen as some of the main reasons behind the growing number of suicides in the country. A recent government study found that 4 people in Pakistan commit suicide every day.

 

6. The Nusle Bridge

Sad statistics: about 300 deaths

 

 

Another magnet for suicides is Nusle Bridge or Nuselsky Most in Prague opened in 1973. The extraordinary structure with metro line inside and six-lane highway on a surface has also become a spot for despaired people. There are no official statistics but the number of deaths is estimated at 300 men. 
Recently new barriers have been constructed along the length of the bridge in order to lessen the number of incidents. The new system has been tested by experienced rock climbers that couldn’t get over the barriers.

 

7. The Coronado Bridge

Sad statistics: about 200 deaths

 

By jarnott

 

The San Diego-Coronado Bridge, locally referred to as the Coronado Bridge, is crossing over San Diego Bay in the United States, linking San Diego, California with Coronado, California. It is the third deadliest suicide bridge in the USA. Between 1972 and 2000, more than 200 suicides were committed on the bridge. Hard to believe when you look at this romantic shot above.

 

8. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Sad statistics: about 100 deaths

 

 

Another unfortunate bridge is Sunshine Skyway, spanning Florida’s Tampa Bay. Around 100 people have committed suicide by jumping from the center span into the waters of Tampa Bay since the opening of the new bridge in 1987 and many more have tried. In fact the number can be much higher. The local authorities have installed six crisis phones and began 24-hour patrols but the total number of jumpers has not significantly declined since the introduction of these safeguards.

 

9.The Prince Edward Viaduct

Sad statistics: over 400 deaths, zero since the construction of Luminous Veil barrier

 

When opened in 1918 in Toronto no one thought this majestic construction will become the popular suicide spot.  With over 400 suicides, the Viaduct ranked as the second most fatal standing structure in the world, after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. At its peak in 1997, the suicide rate averaged one person every 22 days.

 

Luminous Veil by jennyrotten

 

This prompted the construction of a suicide barrier called the Luminous Veil. The construction was completed in 2003 and cost $5.5 million.  It is built of 9,000 rods, each 5 metres tall. It spaced 12.7 cm (5 inches) apart and held in place by steel frame. There was no suicide since the construction of the barrier, however, it is not known whether the suicide rate at other bridges in the city has risen, nor whether overall suicide rates have dropped in the city as a direct result of this structure.

 

10. The Jacques Cartier Bridge

Sad statistics: about 140 deaths, approximately 10 suicides per year before new barriers installed in 2004.

 

The Jacques Cartier Bridge is crossing the Saint Lawrence River in from Montreal Island, Montreal, Quebec to the south shore at Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. There are approximately 35.4 million vehicle crossings annually, making it the second busiest bridge in Canada. Unfortunately It is also the second busiest bridge in terms of suicides committed in the country.

In 2004, a suicide prevention barrier was installed. Until then the bridge saw an average of 10 suicides a year.

Comments

  1. Guest Jun 22, 2009 3:34 PM

    I am surprised that the Colorado St bridge in Pasadena California is not listed, as that bridge is well known for suicides(As well as movies and commercials)

  2. Guest Jun 22, 2009 5:23 PM

    the jacques cartier bridge is located in Montreal

  3. Guest Jun 22, 2009 6:41 PM

    How about the new river Gorge Bridge in WV? The bridge is 876 ft tall and is a favorite spot among base jumpers. Would seem like it would also attract the occasional suicide jumper as well.

  4. Guest Jun 23, 2009 3:30 AM

    What about the Foresthill bridge outside Sacramento Ca, The one from the move "XXX" there are 5-8 suicides a year of there :(

  5. Guest Oct 8, 2009 9:43 AM

    Royal+Gorge+Bridge

  6. Guest Oct 8, 2009 9:44 AM

    Royal+Gorge+Bridge

  7. Just Me Oct 27, 2009 7:46 PM

    what about the Cold Springs Canyon Bridge between Santa Barbara, CA and Santa Ynez
    19 deaths so far in just this year (2009)

  8. bwes1718 avatar bwes1718 Jan 8, 2010 8:27 PM

    those people are so just wrong i wich that i saw wat they did over 2,000 people died from a bridge

  9. stay sweet Jan 19, 2010 9:56 PM

    SWHAM!

  10. tyler stewart Feb 10, 2010 9:15 AM

    panies

  11. eric rood Feb 10, 2010 9:19 AM

    i tried to kill myself there last week but i did not die

  12. tyler stewart Feb 10, 2010 9:20 AM

    i tried to kill myself there last week but i did not die

  13. vane Mar 15, 2010 10:17 PM

    its sad how many ppl just jump off and more likely will never walk again. i hope they are in a better place than they were here, clearly they didn't enjoy this place :(
    RIP

  14. mathew Mar 16, 2010 8:11 AM

    haha

  15. adam wardle Mar 16, 2010 8:17 AM

    haha

  16. adam is gay Mar 16, 2010 8:19 AM

    h

  17. jay and adam Mar 16, 2010 8:19 AM

    what nob heads

  18. Rob May 16, 2010 4:41 PM

    I was under the skyway bridge fishing this morning when someone jumped and fell about 100 yards from my boat. Very sad. He died on impact.

  19. Michelle Jun 7, 2010 6:03 PM

    the Jacque cartier bridge is 5 mins drive from my home. Scary!

  20. lex Jun 16, 2010 5:16 PM

    im starting a website/facebook page to help people with problems like these.. having suicidal thoughts. its not open and up yet but ill post a comment to remind people who need it. :D

  21. kin Aug 9, 2010 7:56 AM

    what about hornsey lane in Haringey

  22. Matt Aug 12, 2010 1:06 AM

    I live in Toronto and the bridge they put up the barrier did help for that bridge but there another bridge not far from there and it has risen alot in suicides.

  23. Shocked in S.D. Aug 13, 2010 9:58 PM

    So sad another horrid death off the San Diego Coronado bridge...and this time it was our beloved co-worker. We are all still in shock. He had to be in a personal hell to go this way. You'd never would have thought anything wrong seeing him last week. We miss him terribly. ::: :(

  24. JB Aug 19, 2010 11:52 PM

    We saw a man on Aug 9th at 11:12 AM on the Coronado Bridge. I will never forget him as long as I live; neither will my kids.

  25. mike Aug 20, 2010 10:50 AM

    jump off the national gorge bridge in wv sounds fun

  26. gotfaith Aug 23, 2010 10:09 PM

    KB what did u see? That was someone very close and dear to me.

  27. gotfaith Aug 23, 2010 10:10 PM

    I meant Jb

  28. JB Aug 24, 2010 2:37 AM

    Going to Coronado he slowed at the top, put on his flashers, and got out. He was 1 car in front of me. There was a sailor that pulled in front of him. He looked over the edge, walked 10 more feet towards Coronado, then vaulted over the side. It all happened in less than 15 seconds. The sailor came undone and started directing traffic. A sailboat motored towards him right away. He left his flashers on, windows down, and stereo on loud enough so he could hear the music. I wish we had never seen it. The call box people took my info- he never called. I am so very sorry.

  29. jb Aug 24, 2010 2:39 AM

    when they asked what time it was at 11:12.
    8/9/10 at 11:12

  30. gotfaith Aug 25, 2010 12:38 PM

    thank you JB. Its so hard to swallow because he was not that type of person at all. I'm sorry that you and your kids had to witness that.

  31. His Friend Aug 25, 2010 2:43 PM

    Wow JB I believe that man that you are refering to was a very close friend to my family. This entire situation has left his family and friends devastated. Reading your comments gives me chills as it tell what happened in his final moments. Even though you didnt know him I know you are feeling the pain of this loss as well. Thank you for sharing your story. We all had been left with wondering why and how ......you have answered the how. I guess we will never know the why ..........

  32. wondering why... Aug 26, 2010 10:23 PM

    were this mans initials C.P.? :-( I am sad and troubled too.

  33. Carol Aug 29, 2010 2:13 AM

    Ca$h committed suicide Monday, 8/9/2010...
    We celebrated his life today at his memorial service...
    God bless his soul...
    Peace

  34. SuicideSolution Sep 25, 2010 8:42 AM

    The one they never talk about: Niagara Falls (Canadian side). A suicide a month since the late 1960s, but you'll never hear about them.

    Also, the "Luminous Veil" covers but one small part of the Viaduct, jumpers merely move a few blocks east or west and there's no restraints.

  35. Jessica Oct 2, 2010 2:53 AM

    Bridge day on the New River Gorge Bridge is the third weekend of October every year. I live 10 mins away from it. If you ever have a chance to go DO IT!! Its not just base jumps there's bunjee jumping, rappeling and parasailing. There is a lot of people who commit suicide there though. My step dad is a cop so we always know when someone jumps. If you ever see it you will wonder how people could end their life with all the beauty that surrounds them there.

  36. Andy Oct 2, 2010 2:42 PM

    Im heading back to baltimore right now from rafting on the gauley. The bridge and view is spectacular

  37. Jessica Oct 2, 2010 11:51 PM

    I hope you enjoyed your rafting trip Andy. I'm so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

  38. deadinthewater Nov 21, 2010 1:28 AM

    found what i needed...

  39. Guest Jan 21, 2011 11:45 AM

    WHAT DO YOU THINK? - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

  40. Eric Feb 16, 2011 1:17 AM

    I'm going to kill myself off theThe Jacques Cartier Bridge Fock Montreal !

  41. Mary Stone Feb 19, 2011 3:08 AM

    It was very interesting for me to read this article. Thank author for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read more on that site soon.



    Mary Stone

  42. Derik Platt Mar 17, 2011 6:43 PM

    Well, this does give me some more options about ending it all. I had thought of taking up being a tree surgeon, and then falling off a tree with a chain saw.

  43. tim Mar 30, 2011 7:12 PM

    suicide is killing....death has no chance for repentence

  44. Mommy Apr 26, 2011 4:06 AM

    My beautiful daughter jumped 12/28/2008. Life is grey. I miss her every day. Don't do it!

  45. sad May 18, 2011 11:17 AM

    this is sad how people did this

  46. scott May 18, 2011 11:36 PM

    yea the bridge that overlooks rosedale valley road has become very popular for jumpers i have lost 2 close friends and my late husband (RIP Gary) to that bridge.

  47. bob May 19, 2011 8:59 PM

    i am gonna kill jb, climb up the ifel and shoot myself

  48. ram krishan May 26, 2011 11:25 AM

    life is precious, pls motivate other to live happily if anyone depressed get in touch with him/her take care of them my god bless them

  49. Rashid G Jun 23, 2011 9:13 AM

    Well as far for the people looking for Netty Jetty bridge to be their suicide spot, I have a suggestion that there is a beautiful food street with delicious food just meters away so don't miss to have a good food before u leave this wonderful world with great people like me :)

  50. Jordan Jun 24, 2011 5:55 PM

    I am about 5 minutes walk from the Bristol (Clifton) Suspension Bridge right now, it's a stunning bridge and was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, ironically my friend's mother tried to jump off of it yesterday but was talked down by police, despite that death's from the bridge or even attempted suicides are very rare indeed as it is such a busy bridge and constantly manned by bridge employees and cameras.

  51. someone Aug 6, 2011 8:13 PM

    i'm heading for the royal gorge bridge during my last roadtrip. it seems like motherf@ckers are too lazy to anything good. seriously, hitting up the same spot repeatedly? at least i won't have to worry about being stalked, harassed, and have my house broken into by the corrupt ass police. read about me :D

  52. ballsy Aug 30, 2011 4:23 PM

    I base jumped for 10 years. I can't imagine jumping off without a parachute.

  53. KatieCaliente Sep 11, 2011 10:01 PM

    found that New Mexico has some good ones. Drove over that San Fransisco one...it is kind of busy...which is the same case with Taos, NM...if your like myself, and want to "work up the courage" I personally think the "signs" would be useless to suicide jumpers...it wouldnt work on me...at all...but I guess it would disuade some?
    Nice post!
    Any good bridge would do the trick, I'd think?

  54. NoxieRoxie Sep 15, 2011 7:24 PM

    The Foresthill Bridge is a big one for Nor-Cal, in particularly Auburn and Sacramento area. I hear that there have been over 64 suicides since it opened... nearly ten a year... that is almost one a month!

  55. JayLovesPears Oct 8, 2011 9:00 PM

    I wish people would try to find something they truly love on this disgusting planet, and try to hold onto it as long as possible. That's what kept me from taking a knife and ripping out my veins.

  56. Arsalan khan Oct 25, 2011 5:44 PM

    This is an old picture of the nattive jetty.Looking so horrible but it's not..........GREAT VIEW OF ARABIAN SEA :P

  57. catherine Dec 8, 2011 4:01 PM

    i am going to kill myself by jumping off da cycle bridge in cambridge
    okay

  58. Sophie burkitt Dec 8, 2011 4:02 PM

    i will join you catherine

  59. chicken Dec 12, 2011 4:02 PM

    poop

  60. Sadened Jan 5, 2012 2:08 AM

    It sadens me to think that someone feels so alone and so hurt. They feel they have no friends or family that cares about them! Everyone has someone that cares! Reach out! Please be that friend to someone you know is having a hard time! It only takes a second to change someone's mind... I know!

  61. Denon Jan 20, 2012 2:44 AM

    Hopefully everyone who tries to commit suicide, jumps properly so they land on their head instead of their feet. Landing on feet is the most common reason for failing in suicide jumps.

  62. angie Feb 18, 2012 4:02 AM

    i am definately looking for the place where i no i will die and not survive coz this is one thing i will get right!

  63. The zone Feb 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    I think a good solution for depression is to stop doing things that depress you and stop hanging around depressing people. There's so many things in this world to take an interest in that bring joy to yourself and others. Enjoy and spread the love

  64. anna Mar 27, 2012 1:18 AM

    it seems me that all of you seem to think that you have life figured out. that we choose to be depressed. sometimes things just keep going down hill year after years until we reach the pont of no return!

  65. john & kccccc Apr 4, 2012 6:41 PM

    well we r doing a project for class and we r really bored so we figured we will post...y r u ppl laughing at ppl who dided like wtf is wrong with that...dont laugh even tho u might reach the point of no return... so hoiws ur day going kc? put a smile on! :)

  66. john & kccccc Apr 4, 2012 6:41 PM

    well we r doing a project for class and we r really bored so we figured we will post...y r u ppl laughing at ppl who dided like wtf is wrong with that...dont laugh even tho u might reach the point of no return... so hoiws ur day going kc? put a smile on! :)

  67. anna Apr 6, 2012 7:13 PM

    john & kccc you 2 r idiots and definately deserve eachother. i hope you both have a MISEABLE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) ))))))

  68. SHERRYSWEENIE Apr 8, 2012 2:11 AM

    Y SI THERE A CHANCE OF SURVIVING THEJUMPS..... ?? ?? Y CANT WE B SURE TO JUST JUMPS AND DIE ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

  69. anna Apr 10, 2012 3:31 AM

    sadness every day SADNESS ....

  70. angie Apr 11, 2012 3:52 AM

    great days ahead! smike and try to find the brightness in life..............................

  71. egemen May 13, 2012 12:45 AM

    One important bridge that is forgotten is Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. Each year roughly 15 people kill themselves by jumping from there. I am thinking of that too, since I seemingly have no other reasonable option. F... this world and f... my luck!

  72. STUBBER May 23, 2012 11:22 PM

    cliffton suspension bridge hope I can find the strength not to visit!!

  73. sad May 24, 2012 11:43 PM

    I was thinking of killing myself for the past 3 days. I found this site searching for ways to die. I have to believe that someone cares but it is very hard for me. I'm sorry

  74. guest May 25, 2012 8:56 AM

    @sad, hope it is just a grim joke, man. is this enough for you to believe someone cares?

  75. Joey Jun 1, 2012 12:02 AM

    You guy's forgot 1 new bridge the 25a north in montreal canada it's 2 minutes away from my house, easy access to jump off.

  76. Angie Jun 19, 2012 11:04 PM

    People just crave attention, shoot if they wanna jump let them. I'll help them

  77. PissedinSD Jun 19, 2012 11:18 PM

    I live in San Diego and have to go to Coronado every day for work. These inconsiderate a**holes make a scene on the bridge, as was the case this morning, and make everyone who takes the bridge to get to work go 15 minutes drive out of the way to make it to work, but then since there is only one way in the traffic is so bad it takes an extra hour. This morning the person went to jump at 3 am and they didn't open the bridge till 7. I really wish they would just take their coward a**es over the side of the bridge right away so as not to further inconvenience everyone else. I don't care how bad it is, you never need to kill yourself, but if you are going to be that big of an a**hole to your family and friends, keep it at that level and don't elevate it so a whole group of strangers hate you. A woman did the same suicide act a while back and had over 5000 sailors who just got back from an extended underway right before a 7 or 8 month deployment waiting in traffic for four hours, just for her to not even have the guts to jump. I hate jumpers and fake jumpers with every fiber of my being.

  78. WitnessinSD Jun 30, 2012 8:18 PM

    I'm will forever be haunted because I couldn't talk a man out of jumping from the Coronado Bridge yesterday afternoon (June 29, 2012. He was in the car ahead of me driving to Coronado when he pulled over and got out. I passed his car but pulled over and backed right up to his car. Because we've had 3 similar incidents in the past month, I knew what his intentions were. I called 911 and by the time I was able to get out of my car, he was already sitting on the ledge, rocking back and forth. I'm a 5'4" woman and I knew not to get too close, but I kept talking to him PLEADING with him not to do it. Another man pulled over behind the guys car got out and also tried to help. The man on the ledge glanced at each one of us briefly, but then went back to looking down and rocking. His lips were moving, but there was no sound, so he may have been talking to himself softly or perhaps praying. Then he went over. It was devastating. To see him fall, and see him in the water... I was yelling at the 911 operator "HE JUMPED, HE'S GONE!" The whole event, from him pulling over to jumping took only minutes, but it seemed like a seemed like an awful eternity. All last night I kept running it through my head.... "what could I have done to stop him?" Rationally, I know the answer is NOTHING... but emotionally, I'm crushed. I hurt for his family, friends and the man himself for whatever pained him so much that he would do that. If anyone else was there or knows about the man, please reply and tell me anything you can. Thank you

  79. jamie Jul 4, 2012 3:37 PM

    well i am debating on jumping off a bridge or shooting myself in the head. i just want to make sure i do not survive one or the other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please pray that i dont survive because i cant take this life any more!

  80. DON'TDOIT! Jul 4, 2012 5:14 PM

    Jaimie.... Don't. Just call someone first. There are so many people who can help you, and if you can't bring yourself to talk to someone, go to the pound and pick up a puppy or kitten. There is a living being that needs you. Life is precious yours included. Even if you don't feel connected, there is something you could be doing for someone/something else that would make living sooooo worth while.

  81. Linda Aug 6, 2012 9:20 AM

    I pray for all those people who committed suicide. Depression is a serious illiness. Please help anyone who is depress. Only theose people knows what they were feeling to take their own lifes. I was depress in the past that i wanted to die but my family help me and i seeked medical treatment i have being taking medication and i am currently working and loving my family and friends some people do not have anyone and they are not to lucky. God
    bless all those people who are gone they were extremnly depress.

  82. jennifer Sep 23, 2012 4:43 AM

    i fell sad for the people that kill there self i wish god takes care of you and love us all cool briges by love jenny

  83. kkkkg Sep 23, 2012 4:44 AM

    ,l,fl,,ll,t

  84. ,kkr Sep 23, 2012 4:46 AM

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  85. Irritated Oct 8, 2012 5:03 AM

    Irritated at all the people on here stating good places to go for committing suicide. It is not a joke and should not be encouraged by anyone. You all should be talking these people out of ending their lives. NEVER the opposite. Every life and every heart beat is precious.

  86. 36 year old loser Oct 29, 2012 9:54 PM

    I plan to jump off the Foresthill bridge soon. I hate life and look forwrd to an instant death. I have no money for a gun and do not want to cut veins. A 700+ foot fall should kill me on impact. I can't wait.

  87. Samantha Nov 19, 2012 2:32 AM

    focusing on campus potciils and the damage ideology is doing to America's students:"On college campuses, counselors are seeing double the number of depression cases and triple the number of suicidal students. The American Psychological Association reported in 2003 that counselors on the nation’s college campuses were seeing significant increases of these and other “severe psychological problems.” Why are the nation’s brightest young adults flooding the student health centers to overflowing? What has changed since the late 1980s to produce such emotional and psychological devastation among the nation’s college students?A campus psychiatrist at a major American university has written a book attempting to answer the questions about what has gone wrong. The book, Unprotected, (written anonymously but revealed to be Dr. Miriam Grossman from the student health services of the University of California, Los Angeles) reveals that “radical potciils” has replaced “common sense” in the campus health and counseling centers to the detriment of students’ well-being. In short, Dr. Grossman declared that her profession was “hijacked” and that college students are the “casualties” of “radical activism” by the health professionals on college campuses.The nation’s 17 million college and university students are being denied truth while their risky behavior is condoned by the prevalent social agenda on campus. Dispassionate objectivity and compassionate concern for an individual’s health and well-being have been replaced by social activism. Now, the “polarization” of “opposite” sexes and a “binary gender system” must be replaced by androgyny and “alternative sexualities.” Nobody dares mention that emotionally destructive behavior produces negative consequences. Ideology takes precedence over consequences. In fact, consequences are never mentioned except in the context of smoking, diet, exercise or sleep. Certainly, no one mentions the “fascinating research on the biochemistry of bonding” which reveals that casual sex is hazardous to a woman’s mental health.. . .Another profound misrepresentation takes place on college campuses: by focusing exclusively on career, many women will pass their window of opportunity for finding a husband and having children. After age 30, a woman’s chances of conceiving drop by 75 percent; if she gets pregnant, her chance of miscarriage triples, the rate of stillbirth doubles and the risk of genetic abnormality is six times greater. Sadly, as Unprotected points out, the waiting rooms of infertility centers are crowded with professional women who bought into the myth that they should focus on career and wait to have a husband and children.The basic message of Unprotected is that today’s women are amazingly misinformed and unprotected."Note that older women having six times greater chance of genetic abnormality for a previous controversial topic on this blog.I think the above has quite a bit to do with it. Also the old saying, "Idle hands are the devil's playthings." Our leisure time in America, especially for young people, is amazingly high. 100 years ago a young person's life would be consumed with school, work, family and church leaving little time to be self absorbed. Today kids aged 13 to 15 watch an average of 24.6 hours of TV per week. Much of it is completely unhealthy and causes children to have unrealistic expectations. Toss in a lack of moral framework, minimal time with parents, few role models and it is a recipe for disaster.

  88. chris Nov 22, 2012 3:15 PM

    many bridges 2 cross no time for jumping

  89. chris Nov 22, 2012 3:15 PM

    many bridges 2 cross no time for jumping

  90. mark Jan 6, 2013 8:16 AM

    how 'bout Vincent Thomas bridge in Long Beach. think about it every day. still here. not sure if that makes me brave or a coward. considering one last long distance trip for a jump. another temptress is the Lion's Gate in Vancouver. beautiful, yes. and sad. it makes total sense and no sense at all.

  91. A worried person Jan 10, 2013 6:41 AM

    I cant baleve that all these people on here claming that they are going to jump and take thier life thinks this is a funny joke its awful I just recently ran acrosst all this horrible briged jumping stuff and think it is so sad and I chouldnt imagine jumping or seeing somebody do this its awful and rip to anybody that has ever jumpt and I pray for the poor family and friends and strangers that go therw or see it happen ... Life is hard and rough but it is beautiful so live for life because it has so much to offer you dont jump!!!!!

  92. sorry Feb 14, 2013 7:54 PM

    please tell me what you think. i was having a bad day and thought i would express how i was feeling insted of bottling it all up. so i wrote this.

    My thoughts I feel so cold So tired I feel dead My emotions have escaped me My life so worthless On the brink of death I feel so alone even when I have so many people around So cold not alive I am surrounded in darkness In such a lonely place I have to get these thoughts out of my head Or I will explode or implode I am so tired I don’t want to get up Just curl up away from this world Such horrors of humanity happening all around Such craziness such insanity Just surrounded by the horrors of humanity I feel so cold in this world for the horrors of humanity are drowning me in darkness Can’t find the light in the dark all alone so cold so cold for this world is so cold I beg to be free I beg to be free from this world for it’s so cold and lonely I beg for my release from the horrors of humanity I’m all alone I seek the light but I drown in the darkness help is not coming For people don’t help one another in this cold dark world Just want to be set free I feel so dead but I can’t escape this world I can’t breath I am suffocating in darkness so alone I can’t ask for help Such insomnia such insanity I feel so tired so tired of fighting an endless battle A battle that will never end till my last breath so tired of the battle A never ending battle I wish to be over so much its suffocating me so much. I walk my path alone and scared I just want to breath This world is destroying me its tearing me apart its killing me inside slowly and painfully I am dying every day bit by bit, going insane in this world of terror I open my eyes to this world I shall fight to the end of the day and surrender once again till the next day when I can open my eyes once again. This world I wish this world would stop hurting everyone over petty things Where is the good in humanity gone for all you see is war, suffering and pain Humanity is corrupted by the power they have over others lives All humanity is right now is murder, war, suffering, hatred and pain Where is peace no war where’s love no pain why can’t we live in harmony with each other Why can’t we respect one another’s beliefs why is this world hell bent on destroying itself WHY?

  93. Jeeter May 13, 2013 6:58 PM

    No bridges for Portland, OR? The most depressing place in N.A.? Where everyone is on anti-depressants and they get more rain than Seattle? That Portland, OR? Where warnings against jumping are posted in multiple locations on EVERY bridge in the city? The Fremont is the most likely, since it is the highest and most easy to jump off of into the Willamette River. I think they need to revisit the list. If they ever make a list of bridges most likely to collapse into a river, that would also be Portland, OR.. The Sellwood bridge is so bad you hold your breath every time you cross it. No tricks allowed.

  94. Anonymous Jun 29, 2013 5:26 AM

    Sometimes u mess up in life so much that jumping seems the only way out of your mistakes. I've overdosed about 8 times sometimes with huge quantities of pills even prescription sleep pills and am still alive, don't want to be, if I jump high enough I hope I would succeed

  95. Joe Jul 3, 2013 7:30 PM

    Pills suck, guns suck, blades suck, jumping sucks. People think they control of living or dying. That's a joke. If God wants you to live then you will survive. Lots of people survive these attempts, there must be a reason for that. Go swim with angry bullsharks then maybe but even then God will save you and laugh at you when those sharks just swim away

  96. Joe Jul 3, 2013 7:30 PM

    Pills suck, guns suck, blades suck, jumping sucks. People think they control of living or dying. That's a joke. If God wants you to live then you will survive. Lots of people survive these attempts, there must be a reason for that. Go swim with angry bullsharks then maybe but even then God will save you and laugh at you when those sharks just swim away

  97. DJ Sep 23, 2013 2:22 AM

    I just don't have the guts to jump. maybe carbon monoxide or something but I couldn't jump. :(

  98. jim cattle Oct 6, 2013 10:22 PM

    i watched a guy jump from a local bridge.
    he actually did a swan dive.
    coolist thing i ever saw.

  99. blr Nov 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    I have been suicidal for many years. It's affecting how I'm able to process information that is intended to be helpful. I am at the end of my rope and cannot find the
    path back to the light. Maybe I am a warnign for others. Please send some light my way.

  100. saneANDrational Dec 10, 2013 1:18 AM

    I used to get angry when i would hear of suicide because i thought it was cowardly way out. Im 27 and used to be very athletic I have a neurological condition that is shutting my body down and depleting my vision. I have trouble writing my name. I used to pray and believe in God. i hope there's a heaven where i can be healthy and reunited with friends and family. Im going to take,my life in roughly .1.5 years so my family gets the life insurance money on me. I will have my debt, will, and my cremation planned and priced out i advance. Everyone has the right to decide in my opinion. I won't go off a bridge though, pills and a pistol at a, location that is away from friends and family.

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