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Signs Along Pasadena Bridge Aimed At Curbing Suicides
CBSLA.com) ^ | June 21, 2013 1:27 PM

Posted on 06/21/2013 2:46:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — The city of Pasadena is set to display signs of life – literally – at a bridge where 13 people have committed suicide since 2006.

Built in 1912, the Colorado Street Bridge eventually acquired the name “Suicide Bridge” after over 150 people plunged 150 feet to the ground below since 1919.

Nearly half of those suicides on the bridge just off the eastbound 134 Freeway are reported to have occurred during the Great Depression from 1933 to 1937, according to city officials.

Now the city is planning to place four metal signs – two at either end of the bridge – with hopeful messages such as “Life Is Worth Living” and the phone number for a suicide prevention hotline.

The 12″ x 18″ signs are aimed at discouraging potential suicide candidates, who according to city estimates are 69 percent male, an average 38 years old, and 46 percent of which are either White or Hispanic.

Dr. Paula Clayton, medical director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that while the campaign has good intentions, its effectiveness is very much in doubt.

“It’s a nice first step…but the Golden Gate Bridge does have signs, and yet it hasn’t changed the rate of people dying by jumping from that bridge, so it’s doubtful,” Clayton said.

The move comes as the Colorado Street Bridge is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday with “Happy Birthday Pasadena: Celebrating Bridges”, a festival open to the public that will feature the Mayor and other city officials, along with arts & crafts workshops, storytelling for kids, live music and other activities.

The signs are due to go up on the bridge by August.


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1 posted on 06/21/2013 2:46:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: EveningStar

SoCal ping


2 posted on 06/21/2013 2:46:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

May as well paint a bullseye on the ground for all the good it will do.


4 posted on 06/21/2013 2:49:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

I remember we had ie my dad had a boat in wilmington ca and we always monitored 2182 and they had a jumper on the Vincent Thomas bridge I took my lil skiff out and sure enough he did heee beeee jeeeee beeeees


5 posted on 06/21/2013 2:49:55 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BenLurkin

Just make it illegal to jump off the bridge. Works for guns.


7 posted on 06/21/2013 2:51:05 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - New Robin Hood book out!)
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To: BenLurkin

Those with the will, will jump anyway.

Stupid Liberals


8 posted on 06/21/2013 2:51:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: BenLurkin
If I ever take the great leap it will off of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida.Beautiful bridge...great view....long drop....warm water...
9 posted on 06/21/2013 2:52:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: BenLurkin

Post signs outside Planned Parenthood.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 2:53:40 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: BenLurkin

I think a face palm would be appropriate.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 2:54:05 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I wouldn’t want a lot of time to think about whether I’d made the right decision.....


12 posted on 06/21/2013 2:56:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

It’s already illegal to jump off the bridge.

More than likely.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 3:00:50 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: BenLurkin
"Cheer up! At least you're not in Cleveland!"
16 posted on 06/21/2013 3:16:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

lols!


17 posted on 06/21/2013 3:19:55 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: schm0e

“Cleveland: We’re not Detroit!”


18 posted on 06/21/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: wastedyears

Awhile back some people in SF wanted to spend millions of dollars on the golden gate bridge for a fence so people couldn’t jump. Meanwhile, they were wanting to raise taxes due to their ongoing budget problems. Enough people let them know that if somebody really wanted to off themself, a fence wasn’t going to stop them.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Slings and Arrows
Detroit.

eeeesh!

20 posted on 06/21/2013 3:27:10 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: schm0e
Detroit. eeeesh!

Nothing a few nuclear weapons couldn't fix.

21 posted on 06/21/2013 3:30:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

the video is disturbing. frustrating. enraging.


22 posted on 06/21/2013 3:36:23 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Slings and Arrows
"You see the sun at least three times a year".

Having lived there for many years, I can tell you that it only seems that way.

23 posted on 06/21/2013 3:42:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
3 months later, overhead at the inquest:

"I don't understand it. We put the signs out as directed and the suicide rate doubled. It just doesn't make sense!"

"Well, what did the signs say?"

"They read 'Fine for suicide.'"

24 posted on 06/21/2013 3:47:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: schm0e

Yep. Shows you what happens when the parasites kill the host.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 3:54:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: BenLurkin

“Please aim for the curb”?


26 posted on 06/21/2013 3:54:53 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: BenLurkin

As a former resident of Akron, I’d like to thank Cleveland for drawing fire away from us.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 3:55:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

well said. it’s a carcass. we’re a carcass.


28 posted on 06/21/2013 3:57:22 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: FreedomStar3028

Can’t be. If it’s illegal, then people won’t do it. Ask those who want to ban guns and establish gun free zones.


29 posted on 06/21/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - New Robin Hood book out!)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t think that a “Jump Here” sign is very helpful, unless you are trying to keep the population down. But, then again, it is California.


30 posted on 06/21/2013 4:05:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: NonValueAdded

Good one!


31 posted on 06/21/2013 4:08:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

OHMYGOSH I NEED TO CALL OBAMA AND THE NYT, THIS NEW EVIDENCE IS HUGH AND SERIES!


32 posted on 06/21/2013 4:08:44 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: BenLurkin

Got it from a 3 Stooges episode, the one where Moe is having a nervous breakdown at the cabin in the woods. When asked about the fishing at the lake, Larry says it must be good because there’s a sign that says “Fine for Fishing.” nyuk nyuk nyuk


33 posted on 06/21/2013 4:24:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: BenLurkin
Why not post a sign that's uplifting and inspirational?

“Obama won't last forever”, “Don't give him the satisfaction”

34 posted on 06/21/2013 4:34:56 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: BenLurkin

This is like a stroke of genius! They should post signs around congress that say “Think before you vote” and “No stupidity allowed” - all of our problems would disappear over night.

Wonder how much this is costing the taxpayers? Betcha that once all of the rat consultants and unions get their cut these signs are costing several million apiece.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 5:59:18 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: abigail2; AgThorn; al baby; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Bon of Babble; Brad's Gramma; ...
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36 posted on 06/21/2013 6:38:53 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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