Skip to comments.Number of George Washigton Bridge suicides on the rise, two attempts were stopped Thursday
Posted on 06/17/2012 9:38:23 PM PDT by oldernittany
So far this year, nine people have jumped to their deaths from the 212-foot high span into the Hudson River, nearly twice as many as the five people who killed themselves last year.....
...its difficult to assign a blanket cause to apparent suicide clusters such as this one, people who jump off towering structures tend to be more psychiatrically disturbed and more intent on killing themselves.
(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...
That’s a racist answer. Back to the reeducation camp with you.
I hope they weren’t illegals upset that the Dream Act failed in Congress.
Nothing worse than to commit suicide with an unscratched million dollar ticket in your back pocket.
Note to self: Be sure to use the Tappan Zee on the way home tomorrow.
(slaps forehead) Why, of course! It's obvious once it's pointed out.
I don't recall hearing this testimony after that young gay student from New Jersey jumped off the GWBridge, and his roommate was charged with a hate crime.
Such a permanent solution to such a temporary problem.
A couple of thoughts on suicide.. When you are that depressed it is the wrong time to be making life and death decisions. Plus if life is handing you such disappointment then you should be afraid that death will provide no more peace than your other failed attempts at happiness.
And here I was thinking that people who jump off bridges are psychiatricallly sound with no intent whatsoever on killing themselves.
We are the ones we have been waiting for. “Hope and Change.” Uh HUH! Yeah! Mmmm Mmmmm HMMMMM!!
That is the irony, indeed. That sometimes to escape unbearable physical pain or emotional anguish over something or somethings, people look for an “escape” and yet it is like running smack into a room where they will have it 100x worse and they were best to stay in the room they had and looked for a way to cope. People will often say “well at least now he is at peace” after something like that. I think there is a potent counterargument to that in many great religious texts, including that of commentaries in Christianity.
” In a little while from now
If I’m not feeling any less sour
I promise myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower
And climbing to the top
Will throw myself off
In an effort to
Make it clear to whoever
Wants to know what it’s like
When you’re shattered...”
“. . . all of them had spiritual experiences during or straight after their jumps. They experienced feelings of intense peace and calm, an awareness of a higher power’ and a connection to other human beings or the universe as a whole. And this state never faded. Although, in some cases it was several years since their jump, they had all retained this sense of meaning and well-being. In other words, they had undergone a permanent spiritual transformation. Most jumpers black out on hitting the water, but two of Rosen’s interviewees remained conscious, and had profound spiritual experiences right at that moment. . .”
As long as they don’t land on some innocent boater; who cares?
Many years ago, I was in the back seat of a car that narrowly avoided a head-on collision. I experienced that ‘intense peace and calm’. But, that never alleviated the suicidal feelings since. Such is the difficulty with mental illness.
He counted to ten again, then vaulted over. I still see my hands coming off the railing, he said. As he crossed the chord in flight, Baldwin recalls, I instantly realized that everything in my life that Id thought was unfixable was totally fixableexcept for having just jumped.
Guess some people just can’t live without their Big Gulps.
I was “fortunate” enough to have to cross the GWB one night last week. From the time I hit the toll booth to the time I got across it was over 90 minutes.
My guess is that it’s the construction workers who are jumping.
I just love these stories about “bridge jumpers” who try to kill themselves due to namely financial problems.
If they survive, they are placed into our medical establishment’s money making machines called hospitals and when all “fixed up” released on the streets once again.
Only problem is that their original financial problems are now small due to the HUGE financial burden they have incurred by the medical industry.
Now, find a physiologist to fix that...and be sure to charge the old “bridge diver” for that too.