Case Consultation: Community Suicide Prevention: the Effectiveness of Bridge Barriers
Berman A L~~O'Carroll P W~~Silverman M M
The issue of bridge suicides in Washington D.C. is discussed in regards to the installation of suicide fences. There were 3 main arguments used against the installation of the fences: 1. the fences blocked scenic views; 2. the architectural integrity of the bridges had to be maintained; and 3. fences do not prevent suicides. Comments on these issues are presented by P. W. O’Carroll and M. M. Silverman.