Year: 1987 Source: A.A.S. Newslink, v.13, no.2, (July 1987), p.11 SIEC No: 19871309

This article discusses reasons why suicide prevention efforts at the Golden Gate Bridge have been resisted. Three reasons have been put forward: the cost of erecting a barrier, the liability of the Bridge Authority for any deaths which occur after the construction of a barrier specifically designed to prevent suicide, & community concerns about the beauty of the bridge being diminished by the addition of a barrier. The belief that attempters would go elsewhere to commit suicide is explored.